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"Any state-level tobacco control legislation should contain language expressly allowing local government authority to take stronger measures if necessary. Local control should be viewed as a public health tool to be protected and encouraged."

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Actions Speak Louder than Words, 1996

Connecticut

All of Connecticut's restaurants and bars, plus bowling allies, race tracks and off track betting establishments, are 100% smokefree. Unfortunately, smoking is permitted in separately ventilated smoking rooms in workplaces with 5 or more employees, and smaller workplaces with 4 or fewer employees may permit smoking. Read Connecticut's 100% smokefree law.

Connecticut law preempts local control of smokefree air, stating "The provisions of this section shall supersede and preempt the provisions of any municipal law or ordinance relative to smoking effective prior to, on, or after October 1, 1993." Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Connecticut.

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

Connecticut's 2018 Legislative Session: February 6 - May 6


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