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"NAAAPI strongly opposes any preemption language regarding tobacco in any state bill... As African Americans, we are particularly opposed to state preemption of local laws, not only with respect to tobacco but in other issues as well. In many states, African Americans are concentrated in a few cities while the state population is overwhelmingly white... Therefore, on principal we support the concept of local decision-making."

National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery

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All Vermont workplaces are smokefree. All enclosed public places, restaurants, bars, private clubs and bingo venues have been 100% smokefree since 2005, and all non-hospitality workplaces have been 100% smokefree since 2009. Starting July 1, 2016, the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices will not be allowed in smokefree spaces.

In 2009, a law was adopted to close loopholes in the 2005 smokefree law that had allowed smoking rooms under certain conditions in non-hospitality workplaces. Read Vermont's 2005 100% smokefree law for restaurants and bars, and the 2009 law for non-hospitality workplaces.

To learn more about Vermont's smokefree laws, visit the VT Department of Health.
To report a violation, call the Department of Health at 800-439-8550.

Vermont law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Vermont.

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

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