West Virginia administrative rules prohibit smoking in all state places of employment, buildings, offices, waiting rooms, holding areas, and garages, as well as adjacent spaces owned or leased by the state. Included in the prohibition are state hospitals, group homes, juvenile facilities, and prisons. Entities not connected with the state but using public facilities must conform to the state's smoking policy (WV Dept. of Admin. Legis. Rules, Sec. 148-7et seq.; WV Personnel Rules Sec. 4.04b).
Facilities managers are not required to designate and maintain outdoor smoking areas.
Smoking is prohibited in schools and property and vehicles owned, leased, or operated by county boards of education. Smoking is prohibited in childcare centers, daycare centers, and preschools.
State employees who participate in the Public Employees Insurance Plan have a benefit addressing smoking cessation products and services. Employees who do not ...