Utah Secondhand Smoke Laws
The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act was passed by the Utah State Legislature in order to protect Utahns and visitors to the state from the toxic effects of secondhand tobacco smoke. Generally speaking the Act prohibits smoking in almost all government or privately owned buildings in Utah. The Act is comprised of both a statute and administrative rule.
The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act is enforced by state and local health departments. Information about how to make a complaint is listed below.
- Utah Indoor Clean Air Act Statute
- Utah indoor Clean Air Act Rule
- Penalties for Noncompliance
- How to Make a Complaint
- Order UICAA Compliant Signs for Your Business
The Utah Second Hand Smoke Amendments
The Utah Second Hand Smoke Amendments are a reflection about the safety of those who live in multi-unit housing. Next to where we work, where we live is one of the places we spend most of our time. The Amendments address the drift of secondhand smoke in multiple dwelling types of settings. They clarify the authority home owner associations and lease agreements have to eliminate the exposure of tenants and owners to the toxic effects of secondhand tobacco smoke. Go to the Amendments.
The Amendments make changes are civil in nature and are, therefore, not enforced by state and local health departments or law enforcement officials. However, state and local health department professionals are available to assist home owner associations and property management companies develop smoke-free policies and to assist tenants and owners in bringing attention to the problem.
For more information about why and how to develop a policy go to: the Utah Smoke-Free Apartment and Condominium Guide.
Basically there are four ways for those who are being exposed to secondhand smoke drift into their apartment or condominium:
- Do not buy or rent a property that does not prohibit smoking.
- Work with association or property manager to establish a smokefree policy.
- Consider taking legal action under the state nuisance law.
- Move to a smokefree property when your lease agreement is up.
Local Outdoor Ordinances
A number of local communities have developed outdoor ordinances and policies that prohibit smoking in areas and parks the public congregates at.
Go to listing of outdoor policies in Utah.
- SHS at Home
- SHS in Apartments and Condominiums
- SHS at Work
- SHS Outdoors
- SHS in Cars
- Smokefree Policies
- SHS Laws in Utah
- Reporting Violations of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
- Thirdhand Smoke