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The smoke-Free workplace: complying with Florida law

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Florida employers were required to have smoke-free workplaces since the mid-1980s, but the state recently amended the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act to comply with the Florida Health Initiative. The law prohibits smoking in an “enclosed indoor workplace” with the exception of:

  • Private residences
  • Retail tobacco shops
  • Smoking-designated guest rooms in hotels and motels
  • Stand-alone bars
  • Designated smoking rooms under the control of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Homeland Security in airports
  • Facilities that conduct medical or scientific research on smoking cessation

In effect, the law mandates that almost all of Florida’s workplaces must be smoke-free. The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act defines an “enclosed indoor workplace” as any place where one or more people engage in work and is predominantly or totally bounded on all sides and above by physical barriers.

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