State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
On October 1, 2021, Connecticut expanded its smokefree indoor air protections in a number of public and private settings. The law applies to all commercial tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and devices that are used to vape cannabis products.
Smoking is not allowed in the following places: in any area of a building; in any area of a health care institution including a psychiatric facility; any retail establishment accessed by the general public; in or on the grounds of any school; in any elevator; in any hotel room; in any correctional facility or halfway house; or in any public or private college dormitory. The law defines “any area” as the interior of a facility and the outside area within 25 feet of any doorway, operable window, or intake vent.
Under the new law, workers in all workplaces will now be protected from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure; previously smokefree provisions only applied to employers with more than five employees. Furthermore, employers are no longer allowed to designate smoking rooms for employees.
CDC defines a state smokefree air law as comprehensive if it prohibits smoking in indoor areas of private worksites, restaurants, and bars. Based on its newly implemented law, Connecticut is now included among the states that have a comprehensive smokefree indoor air law: STATE System Smokefree Indoor Air Fact Sheet.
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The STATE System is an interactive application that presents current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. Learn what the STATE System has to offer.
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Leave the STATE System and use the Tobacco Use Data Portal to access expanded datasets. Datasets include summary exports related to state legislation on smokefree indoor air that apply to smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in private worksites, restaurants and bars.
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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