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Employers in Indiana must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
Effective July 1, 2012, smoking is prohibited in public places, places of employment, and in any area within eight feet of a public entrance to a public place or place of employment. Certain limited exceptions apply.
Employers covered: Covers places of employment except for specified exceptions.
Written policy requirements: Employers must inform employees and prospective employees of the smoking prohibition applying to the place of employment.
Posting requirements: The owner, operator, manager, or official in charge of a public place must post conspicuous signs that read "Smoking Is Prohibited By State Law" or other similar language. In addition, the owner, operator, manager, or official in charge of a public place or place of employment must post conspicuous signs at each public entrance that read "State Law Prohibits Smoking Within 8 Feet of this Entrance" or other similar language.
The owner or operator of a restaurant must post a conspicuous sign at each entrance to the restaurant informing the public that smoking is prohibited in the restaurant.
The owner, operator, manager, or official in charge of an establishment or premises in which smoking is allowed must post conspicuous signs in the establishment that read "WARNING: Smoking Is Allowed In This Establishment" or other similar language.
No smoking areas: In Indiana, smoking is prohibited in:
Permitted smoking areas: Subject to certain exceptions and conditions, smoking is permitted in: