Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB1594 / HB198-An Act to enact the

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of public places, including restaurants.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (TN already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in non-public areas of enclosed areas; theaters when a part of a performance; religious ceremonies; taverns or lounges; hotel/motel rooms; private residences; tobacco retail stores; and privately chartered buses.