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Workplace Smoking Rules in Alabama

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

Generally, people may not smoke in public places or public meetings except as otherwise provided.

Employers covered: Employers with five or more employees are covered.

Written policy requirements: None specified.

Posting requirements: Owners, operators, managers and other persons in charge of facilities must prominently post and properly maintain "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol where smoking is prohibited by law. "Smoking Area" signs must be posted as appropriate in public places.

No smoking areas: No-smoking areas not specified.

Permitted smoking areas: Smoking prohibitions do not apply to:

  • bars and lounges
  • retail tobacco stores and tobacco businesses
  • limousines under private hire
  • hotel and motel rooms, except those designated as non-smoking

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