THE NEVADA CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT
The Nevada Clean Indoor Act was passed by a majority of Nevada voters on November 7, 2006.
The passage of this measure provided for substantial changes to Nevada smoking laws and protects children and adults from secondhand smoke in most public places and indoor places of employment. The Act took effect on December 8, 2006.
During the 2011 legislative session lawmakers passed a bill that made changes to the voter-approved Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. Based on these revisions to the statute, stand-alone bars, taverns or saloons, in which patrons under 21 years of age are prohibited from entering, may allow smoking.
Nevada law limits smoking tobacco within many indoor places of employment including:
- Public and private school buildings and on public and private school grounds
- Child care facilities with five or more children
- All areas of grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores
- All indoor areas within restaurants, including those in casinos or gaming establishments
- Bars, taverns and saloons that prepare and serve food
- Shopping malls and retail establishments
- Video arcades
- Government buildings and public places
- Movie theaters
Smoking is still allowed in the following places:
- Gaming areas of casinos
- Stand-alone bars, taverns and saloons that do not serve food
- Strip clubs and brothels
- Retail tobacco stores
- Private residences, including those used as an office workplace except if used as a child care or health care facility
- The area of a convention facility in which a meeting or trade show is being held, during the time the meeting or trade show is occurring, if the meeting or trade show:
- Is not open to the public
- Is being produced or organized by a business relating to tobacco or a professional association for convenience stores
- Involves the display of tobacco products
and includes an explicit anti-preemption clause: "Nothing in state law shall be construed to restrict local control or otherwise prohibit a county, city or town from adopting and enforcing local tobacco control measures that meet or exceed the minimum applicable standards in the above law."
We have made great progress toward protecting individuals from secondhand smoke. Read below to find out what's happening around the country (and the world) to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
There are 598 municipalities
with a local law in effect that requires 100% smokefree bars, including the entirety of these 29 states
: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Full list
37 nations worldwide
also have smoke-free bars including Ireland, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Turkey, Peru, and others. Full list (PDF)
A total of 17 states
(Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington) along with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, have enacted 100% smoke-free laws for all state-regulated gaming.
There are 1,893
states, cities, and counties with a law that restricts smoking in one or more outdoor areas, including 980
that restrict smoking near entrances, windows, and ventilation systems of enclosed places; 1,261
that restrict smoking in public outdoor places such as parks and beaches; 231 that prohibit smoking in all outdoor stadiums and other sports and entertainment venues, and 332
that restrict smoking in some areas within outdoor stadiums and other sports and entertainment venues.
Smoke-Free Outdoor Eating Areas
Municipalities in 24 states have enacted smoke-free policies which include outdoor dining areas. In addition 4 states (Hawaii, Iowa, Maine and Washington) have statewide laws that prohibit smoking in outdoor dining areas, as does the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Full list (PDF)
Municipalities in 42 states have enacted smoke-free policies that make public parks smoke-free. In addition, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico prohibits smoking in all parks. Full list (PDF)