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Workplace Smoking Rules in Arizona

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on June 22, 2012.

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Employers in Arizona must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.

Smoking is prohibited in all public places and places of employment within the state.

Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.

Written policy requirements: Written employer policy not specified, but the prohibition on smoking in places of employment must be communicated to employees and prospective employees.

Posting requirements: Owners, operators, managers and other persons in charge of facilities must prominently post "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol where smoking is prohibited by law and where complaints regarding violations may be registered. "No smoking" signs must be posted at entrances where smoking is prohibited.

No smoking areas: Not specified.

Permitted smoking areas: The smoking prohibitions do not apply to:

  • any private residence, unless the private residence is used for day care
  • hotel and motel rooms rented to guests that are designated as smoking rooms
  • retail tobacco stores under certain conditions
  • veterans and fraternal clubs when they are not open to the general public
  • smoking when associated with a religious ceremony
  • outdoor patios under certain conditions
  • theatrical performances on stage, film or television production if smoking is part of the performance or production

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