Wyoming Smoking: What you need to know

Wyoming does not have any laws regulating or restricting smoking in public places or private and public workplaces.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Safety Special Report on the "50 Tips For More-Effective Safety Training."  Receive 75 pages of useful safety information broken down into three training sections. Download Now

State government buildings. Smoking is regulated in buildings under control of the Capitol Building Commission. Smoking is prohibited in state prisons.

Local ordinances. Several cities and local municipalities have passed no-smoking ordinances.

The state does prohibit discrimination (e.g., in compensation, privileges of employment) based upon the use or nonuse of tobacco outside work, absent a bona fide occupational qualification. Religious organizations or associations are exempted from this law.

Employers are not prohibited from offering health, disability, or life insurance that distinguishes between employees for type or price of coverage based on use or nonuse of tobacco, as long as the differential is based on actual differential costs. Employers must explain the differential rates, in writing, to employees (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-101et seq.).

The Department of Employment may order businesses found to have aggrieved an employee to rehire, reinstate, or upgrade the individual with or without back pay.

The Wyoming Department of Health's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division has a tobacco-use-prevention website at http://www.health.wyo.gov/mhsa/ prevention/tobaccoinfo.html with links to helpful resources. Information on prevention control programs is also available by calling 800-535-4006.

Employer guide. The division has a downloadable resource, "Wyoming Business Toolkit: A Guide to Establishing a Tobacco-Free Workplace," which includes a draft policy and downloadable handouts and posters, available at http://www.throughwithchew.com/ ...

>> Read more about Smoking

Related Topics

More on this topic:

Limited State Regulation

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Wyoming Smoking Resources

Smoking Products

Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
Safety training and compliance just got easier. You get easy access to hundreds of training solutions, easy-to-understand regulatory analysis, analysis of federal and state full-text regs, regulatory activity, news, and best practices. Safety.BLR.com - your online safety solution."
Wellness Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness: Effectively Promote Your Program and Avoid Common Legal Pitfalls""
Workplace Fire Safety-English Edition
Do you feel confident that your employees will know what to do in the event of a fire? Effective fire safety training is an OSHA and common sense basic. This colorful, fully illustrated booklet provides an easy to read fire safety training meeting that your workers will understand and remember. Includes training quiz. 16 pages."
Wellness Best Practices Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness Best Practices: Putting Teeth into Your Wellness Program Without Risking Legal Liability""
Wellness Programs Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness Programs: Manage Activity, Reduce Costs, and Boost Participation""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of 50 Tips For More Effective Safety Training

Each Safety topic delivers effective training, including train the trainer preparation tips on blended learning programs, multilingual training, and computer-based training.
Download Now!

Covering Safety awareness in:
  • Back Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Safety
  • Forklift Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Sexual Harassment and Safety
  • Violence in the Workplace
The report also provides special event and awareness tips like:
  • National Safety Month
  • National Fire Prevention Week
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
This is a time- and work-saving reference packed with effective training information.

Download Now!