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Employers in California must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
In California the smoking of tobacco is prohibited in all enclosed spaces of employment.
Employers covered: The law prohibiting smoking in enclosed workplaces is applicable to all places of employment in the state with certain exceptions.
Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.
Posting requirements: Clear and prominent signs must be posted where smoking is prohibited throughout the building or structure. Signs must also be posted where smoking is permitted in designated areas of the building or structure.
No smoking areas: The definition of enclosed spaces of certain places of employment includes lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms that are a structural part of the building that is the place of employment.
Permitted smoking areas: Places of employment do not include the following for purposes of the smoking prohibition law: