Utah Smoking laws & HR compliance analysis

Utah Smoking: What you need to know

Under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA), smoking is prohibited in enclosed indoor public places, whether public or private, that are generally accessible to the public and in workplaces with one or more employees who are not owners/operators. Smoking is prohibited in any room in private dwellings where a business or service is conducted when a member of the public is present (UT Code Sec. 26-38-1 et seq..
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The UICAA covers elevators, restrooms, waiting rooms, public and private schools and school grounds, licensed and unlicensed childcare facilities, common rooms of hospitals and nursing homes, shopping malls and retail stores, barbershops and hair salons, laundromats, sports and fitness facilities, convention halls, public conveyances, public meetings, restaurants and cafeterias, and private vehicles used in performance of work duties if a nonsmoker is present.
E-cigarettes. The use of "electronic oral devices" (e-cigarettes) is also banned where indoor smoking of tobacco products is banned. Retail stores selling 10 percent or more from gross sales in e-cigarettes are exempt from the ban until July 1, 2017, as long as patrons under age 19 are not permitted (UT Code Sec. 26-38-2.6).
Taverns and private clubs. Smoking is prohibited in taverns and Class B (lodges and patriotic clubs) and Class D private clubs (having over 50 percent of their revenue from the sale of liquor) that had previously been exempt from the Act.
Outdoor smoking areas. Outdoor smoking areas and smoking receptacles must be at least 25 feet from building entrances, exits, air intakes, or open windows. Employers may provide structures for employees to smoke in as long as the structure is not fully enclosed and/or framed for windows ...

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