Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB166 - (smoking areas) - An Act to amend the Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act - Died

This proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit smoking in most public places, including restaurants and bars. Persons in charge of some non-specified public places may designate smoking areas, but restaurants & bars cannot have smoking areas.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in retail tobacco stores; limousines under private hire; hotel/motel rooms; separately ventilated rooms in chemical dependency treatment or mental health programs; private clubs not open to the public.