State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
Effective July 1, 2022, Tennessee will now allow cities and counties to regulate smoking and the use of vapor products in most age-restricted venues, such as bars.
Although Tennessee passed the Non-Smoker Protection Act in 2007 prohibiting smoking in indoor areas of public places, such as private sector workplaces and restaurants, the state law did not prohibit smoking in bars and other age-restricted venues. Since Tennessee law prevented local governments from passing smoke-free laws that differed from state law, cities and counties were preempted from prohibiting smoking in bars and other age-restricted venues.
The 2022 law now gives local governments the authority to enact smoke-free laws in bars and other age-restricted venues. The law defines an “age-restricted venue” as an establishment that affirmatively restricts access to its buildings or facilities at all times to persons who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. However, the new law does not allow local governments to regulate smoking or the use of vapor products in retail tobacco stores, retail vapor product stores, or cigar bars.
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State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatments and Barriers to Accessing Treatments — United States, 2015–2017
State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017
State and Local Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws for Worksites, Restaurants, and Bars — United States, 2015
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/statesystem