2021 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 18 - Non-Smoker Protection Act
§ 39-17-1803. Places Where Smoking Is Prohibited

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-17-1803 (2021)
  1. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public places within this state, including, but not limited to, the following places:

    1. Aquariums, galleries, libraries, and museums;

    2. Areas available to and customarily used by the general public in businesses and nonprofit entities patronized by the public, including, but not limited to, banks, laundromats, factories, professional offices, and retail service establishments;

    3. Child care and adult day care facilities;

    4. Convention facilities;

    5. Educational facilities, both public and private, except as provided by § 49-7-135;

    6. Elevators;

    7. Health care facilities;

    8. Hotels and motels;

    9. Lobbies, hallways, and other common areas in apartment buildings, condominiums, trailer parks, retirement facilities, nursing homes, and other multiple-unit residential facilities;

    10. Polling places;

    11. Public and private transportation facilities, including trains, buses, taxicabs and airports under the authority of state or local governments, and ticket, boarding, and waiting areas of public transit depots;

    12. Restaurants;

    13. Restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways, and other common-use areas;

    14. Retail stores;

    15. Rooms, chambers, places of meeting or public assembly, including school buildings, under the control of an agency, board, commission, committee or council of this state or a political subdivision of the state, to the extent the place is subject to the jurisdiction of the state;

    16. Service lines;

    17. Shopping malls;

    18. Sports arenas, including enclosed public places in outdoor arenas; and

    19. Theaters and other facilities primarily used for exhibiting motion pictures, stage dramas, lectures, musical recitals, or other similar performances.

  2. This prohibition on smoking shall be communicated to all existing employees and to all prospective employees upon their application of employment.
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