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Workplace Smoking Rules in Kansas

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

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

The Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in public places and any enclosed place of employment.

Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.

Written policy requirements: Employers having a place of employment that is an enclosed area must adopt and maintain a written policy prohibiting smoking in all places of employment.

Posting requirements: Signs indicating that smoking is prohibited must be clearly and conspicuously posted by the proprietor or other person in charge.

No smoking areas: Kansas prohibits smoking in public areas, other than areas permitted to be designated as smoking areas. Smoking is specifically prohibited in daycare homes during hours of operation.

Employers having a place of employment that is an enclosed area must provide a smoke-free workplace for all employees.

Employers may also prohibit or impose restrictions on smoking in places of employment.

Permitted smoking areas: Exceptions exist to the Kansas Clean Indoor Air Act smoking prohibitions, including the following:

  • private homes and residences (except when used for home daycare)
  • hotel and motel rooms under certain conditions
  • clubs that hold a certain license
  • private clubs that prohibit minors
  • tobacco shops
  • portions of adult care homes and long-term residence facilities under certain conditions

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