Tennessee Goes Smoke-Free

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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:

* Restaurants

* 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: