Workplace Smoking Rules in Texas
Employers in Texas must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
In Texas smoking is prohibited in most public facilities.
Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.
Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.
Posting requirements: A facility must clearly display a notice that smoking is prohibited by law and punishable by a fine of up to $500.
No smoking areas: Smoking and possession of a burning tobacco product is prohibited in:
- public schools
- enclosed theaters and movie houses
- transit system buses, intrastate buses, or public airplanes and trains
Smoking by students at any school-related or sanctioned activity, on or off school property, is prohibited.
Permitted smoking areas: In areas where smoking is prohibited by law, smoking areas may be designated.