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Statewide Smoking Ban Starts Today

Publication Date: 7/21/2006
  • Author:State of Arkansas
  • Publication:Morning News of NW Arkansas

Q: When does the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 go into effect?

A: Today. It is designed to protect employees and the public from secondhand smoke by prohibiting smoking at work and in public places.

Q: Is anyone exempt from the new law?

A: Yes. Private homes, designated hotel rooms, outdoor areas at work, tobacco stores and restaurants or bars that prohibit those under age 21 are exempt from the law.