The Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in public places and in public meetings. Included in the prohibition are elevators, restrooms, lobbies, hallways, common areas in multiple-unit commercial facilities, schools and school-sponsored events, childcare and daycare facilities, hospitals and medical offices, public areas in nursing homes and senior citizen residences, retail establishments (except in areas not open to the public), buses and public transit conveyances, and government buildings (except in private offices) (AL Code Sec. 22-15A-1 et seq.).
The person in charge of the facility must inform anyone smoking in a nonsmoking area that they are in violation of the law.
Exceptions. The prohibition does not apply to bars and lounges, retail tobacco stores and tobacco businesses, limousines under private hire, hotel and motel rooms (except those designated as nonsmoking), or to patients in chemical dependency treatment or mental health programs.