Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
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The present Utah Indoor Clean Air Act has been in effect since May 1, 2006 and amends the previous January 1995 law.   January 1st, 2009 the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act was enforced at all bars, taverns, and private clubs.   The Act is designed to protect Utahns and visitors to the state from exposure to the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke (commonly called second hand smoke).

In general, "Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed indoor places of public access and publicly owned buildings and offices,..." UC 26-38-3(1).

Legislation went into effect May 8, 2012 that changed the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes and hookahs.  The use of such items are now banned in public places.  Electronic cigarettes, as defined in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) as “…any electronic oral device that provides vapor of nicotine or other substance; and which stimulates smoking through its use or through inhalation of the device.”  §26-38-3(1).

Utah County Health Department provides free resources including signage and decals to business and organizations affected by the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. 

Utah Indoor Clean Air Act

For more information please contact UCHD Tobacco Prevention and Control staff at 801-851-7099.






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