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"Target: "Eliminate laws that preempt stronger tobacco control laws...Retain year 2000 target" to "[r]educe to 0 the number of States that have clean indoor air laws preempting stronger clean indoor air laws on the local level."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy People 2010 Objectives, November 2000

Vermont

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.

Vermont's 2016 Legislative Session: January 5 - May 7


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