Smokefree Tennessee: Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act
Beginning October 1, 2007, Tennesseans were able to breathe smoke free at numerous restaurants, hotels, and many other establishments as a result of the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act. On June 11, 2007, Governor Phil Bredesen signed the Act into law, which makes it illegal to smoke in most places where people work. If you have any questions about complying with the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act call 1-800-293-8228.
Information for Employers
- What is the law?
- Rules and Related Documents
- What responsibilities do employers have?
- What are the penalties?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Enforcement jurisdiction
- Employer Toolkit
- Smoking cessation resources for employees
- If you have any questions about complying with the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act call 1-800-293-8228.
Need Help Quitting?
It's hard to quit smoking. But studies show that people who use a program really do better. Now you can sign up for the FREE Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line program to help you quit for good.
- Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800 784-8669) or
- Click here for more information
File a Complaint
There are two ways to file a complaint or report a violation of the Non-Smokers Protection Act.
- Call: 1-800-293-8228
- Mail information to the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health, 710 James Robertson Parkway , Andrew Johnson Tower, 4th Floor or the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Office of General Counsel, 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
- Tennessee Tobacco Quitline
- Statement from Commissioner Cooper about the Non-Smoker's Protection Act
- Great American Smokeout (American Cancer Society)
- Tobacco and Cancer (American Cancer Society)
- Quit Smoking (American Lung Association)
- Tobacco Control (American Lung Association)
- Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association)
- Resources and Tools for Quitting (American Heart Association)