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"The anti-smoking movement has become more sophisticated in its efforts to enact bans and restrictions on smoking.... They have adopted a 'Pac-man' strategy where they attempt to gobble up one community at a time.... The 'Pac-man' strategy makes sense for the antis because it is easier for a group of extremists to have an impact on the local level than in larger jurisdictions.... The solution to 'Pac-man' is statewide pre-emption."

Tina Walls
Philip Morris


All workplaces, restaurants, taverns and private clubs in Utah are 100% smokefree. Restaurants went smokefree in January 1995. The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act was strengthened in 2006, which extended smokefree provisions to all non-hospitality workplaces and day-care centers on May 1, 2006, and to private clubs and taverns on January 1, 2009 after an unfortunately long phase-in period.

Read Utah's 100% smokefree law.

For more information about the law, visit Tobacco Free Utah or call 1-877-220-3466.
To report a violation, call your local health department.

Utah state law still "supersedes any ordinance enacted by a governing body of a political subdivision that restricts smoking and that is not essentially identical to the provisions of this chapter." Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Utah.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

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