Tennessee Goes Smoke-Free
Under this new law, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public places within the State of Tennessee with a few exceptions.
The smoking ban applies, but is not limited to:
* Public and private educational facilities
* Health care facilities
* Hotels and motels
* Retail stores and shopping malls
* Sports arenas, including enclosed public areas in outdoor arenas
* Restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways and other common-use areas
* Lobbies, hallways and other common areas in apartment buildings and other multiple-unit residential facilities
* Child care and adult day care facilities
What areas are exempt from the smoking ban?
The following are exempt from the smoking ban provisions:
* Private homes, private residences and private motor vehicles unless used for child care or day care
* Non-enclosed areas of public places, including: