Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB168 - (workplaces, restaurants and gaming) - A bill to establish the Alabama Smoke-free Air Act of 2014 - Defeated in House Health Committee - Session Adjourned

This bill prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and gaming facilities, as well as 15 feet of entrances of places required to be smokefree and within 15 feet of outdoor serving areas of restaurants and bars. It does not prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, and permits smoking in private clubs, cigar bars, and retail tobacco shops. The bill was amended on 1/22 to exempt bars.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


Exemptions: Smoking is allowed in bars, private residences unless licensed as a child care, adult care, or health care facility; outdoor areas of places of employment; existing private clubs; tobacco manufacturers/wholesalers/distributors; cigar bars, and retail tobacco shops or venues.