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Workplace Smoking Rules in Missouri

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

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

Smoking is prohibited in public places and meetings, including any enclosed area serving as a place of work.

Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.

Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.

Posting requirements: Signs must be posted to indicate areas in which smoking is allowed or prohibited.

Persons in charge of public places and meetings have a duty to make reasonable efforts to prevent smoking by posting appropriate smoking and no smoking signs, and arranging seating accordingly.

No smoking areas: Smoking in Missouri is prohibited in public places and meetings, except in designated smoking areas.

Permitted smoking areas: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.

Smoking is also permitted at private social functions, if the seating arrangements are under the control of the sponsor and not under the control of the proprietor of the establishment, and in certain tobacco shops, sports arenas and bars.

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