As of December 8, 2006, the state of Nevada now prohibits cigarette smoking in workplaces and other public areas. The law was enacted partly to protect employees of unwanted exposure to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Smoking is prohibited in any workplace, unless it is exempted by the act.
Cigarette smoking is prohibited in the following workplaces:
- Public and private school settings
- Child care facilities
- Grocery, convenience, and drug stores
- Restaurants, even those in gaming establishments
- Bars that allow people under 21 to enter
- Retail establishments including malls
- Arcades and movie theaters
- Government buildings and other public places
Workplaces exempted by Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act include:
- Casinos or gambling areas where minors are prohibited
- Bars where people under 21 are not allowed to enter
- Strip clubs and brothels
- Private residences
- Tobacco conventions that are closed to the public
5 Benefits of a Tobacco-Free Workplace
- Lower health insurance costs
- Reduced liability
- Health benefits
- Reduced absenteeism
- Increased productivity and morale
Need help with implementing a tobacco-free workplace policy?
Click here for a Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy template!
Nevada Tobacco Quitline is a FREE phone counseling service available to smokers aged 13 or over who want to stop smoking. Your quit coach will help you make a schedule so you can quit using tobacco. Adults over 18 may qualify for FREE tobacco replacement therapy. To find out more, click here.