Continued efforts to promote implementation of statewide and local comprehensive smoke-free laws are critical to protect nonsmokers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in the places they live, work, and gather.
Considerable progress has been made in the adoption of comprehensive smoke-free laws in indoor public places at the state and local level over the past two decades. In some states without statewide comprehensive smoke-free laws, substantive progress has been made adopting comprehensive smoke-free laws at the local level. However, statewide smoke-free progress has stalled in recent years as no states in the southeast have a statewide comprehensive smoke-free law.
Contact: CDC/Office on Smoking and Health