Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB 45 Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act

Prohibits smoking in public places except in designated smoking areas. Provides that any employee in a place of employment shall have the right to designate his or her work area as a nonsmoking area and that smoking shall be prohibited in all common work areas in a place of employment, unless a majority of the workers who work in that area agree that a smoking area will be designated.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Bars and lounges, attached bars, smoking areas, tobacco stores and tobacco businesses, hotel and motel rooms, smoking by patients in a chemical dependency treatment program.