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Employers in Colorado must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in indoor enclosed areas.
Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees; or for a place of employment that is not open to the public, employers with three or fewer employees.
Written policy requirements: Employer policy not specified.
Posting requirements: The owner or manager of a place, including places exempt from the Act, may post signs prohibiting smoking or providing smoking or nonsmoking areas. Such posting will have the effect of including such a place, or the designated nonsmoking part of the place, in the places where smoking is prohibited or restricted pursuant to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.
If the owner or manager of a place, including places exempt from the Act, is an employer and receives a request from an employee to create a smoke-free work area, the owner or manager shall post a sign or signs in the smoke-free work area.
No smoking areas: Smoking is not permitted and no person may smoke in any indoor area including any place of employment that is not specifically exempted. Employers who own facilities exempted from the Act shall provide a smoke-free work area for each employee requesting not to have to breathe environmental tobacco smoke. Every employee shall have a right to work in an area free of environmental tobacco smoke.
Permitted smoking areas: The smoking prohibitions do not apply to: