On July 1, 2012, Indiana implemented House Enrolled Act 1149 to promote smoke-free air. The new law is a step towards addressing the growing concern of tobacco use within Indiana. The law aims to assist Hoosiers with cessation, reduce the number of exposures to secondhand smoke and change the cultural perception of tobacco use.
With the new law in place, smoking will be prohibited in:
- Most places of employment
- Most public places
- Eight feet from a public entrance to a public facility or place of employment
- Any vehicle owned, leased, or operated by the state if it is being used for a governmental function
Smoking will continue to be permitted in:
- Bars and taverns
- Tobacco retail shops
- Cigar bars
- Hookah bars
- State-licensed gaming facilities
- Licensed horse track facilities
- Membership clubs
With the new law in affect, businesses will be required to place signage at every public entrance stating whether smoking is prohibited within 8 feet or allowed and a minimum of two signs inside the facility stating whether smoking is prohibited or permitted. Ashtrays and smoking receptacles must be moved at least 8 feet away from a public entrance of a business.
Other restrictions may apply. For more information about the law or signage requirements, please visit the links below.