Regulation and Rulemaking
Rulemaking Authority
Lessons from the Field
Case Study
Athletic Facilities
Buffer Zones
Cigar Bars
Day Care
Duties of Proprietors
Employee (defined)
Enclosed (defined)
Gaming Facilities
Governmental Cooperation (Comity)
Health Care Facilities
Native American Ritual Tobacco Use
Non-Preemption Clause
Outdoor Areas
Patios and Other Outdoor Seating
Place of Employment
Private Clubs
Retail Tobacco Stores
Rulemaking Authority
Smoking (defined)
Health Benefits
Economic Impact
Legal Issues
Developing Smokefree Implementation Regulations
Introduction to Smokefree Rulemaking
Implementation Language
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Implementation Language

Hundreds of cities, counties, and states have already implemented successful smokefree laws, and we can benefit from their experience by borrowing their legislative and regulatory language. While every state and community is unique, there are common implementation issues for which it is unnecessary to “reinvent the wheel.”

Developing Smokefree Implementation Regulations has identified common implementation issues - for example, defining 'enclosed' or the duties of proprietors - and collected examples of language from state and local smokefree laws that address these issues. We have also developed model language that draws both on these examples and other sources, such as Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights’ widely-used Model Ordinance.  Most of our models can be used as either statutory or regulatory language.  However, keep in mind that including stronger and more detailed language in a smokefree law itself will minimize the need for implementing regulations.

Help us keep this website up-to-date by submitting examples of language from other smokefree laws or suggesting issues that need to be addressed. Contact TTAC at (404) 712-8474 or