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Employers in Louisiana must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
The Louisiana Smokefree Air Act generally prohibits smoking in public areas and enclosed places of employment.
Employers covered: The Smokefree Air Act applies to any individual or business with one or more employees.
Posting requirements: "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar across it must be clearly and conspicuously posted by the owner, operator, manager, or other person in control in every public building, public place, and place of employment where smoking is prohibited by the Louisiana Smokefree Air Act.
No smoking areas: Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:
An employer may not knowingly permit smoking in any enclosed area within a place of employment.
The Louisiana Smokefree Air Act does not restrict the power of any parish, city, town, or village to adopt and enforce additional local laws, ordinances, or regulations that comply with at least the minimum applicable standards to establish smokefree public places as set forth in the law.
Permitted smoking areas: The following areas are generally exempt from the Louisiana Smokefree Air Act smoking prohibition: