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Executive Order Bans Tobacco Use on State Grounds, in State Fleet

 

Executive order takes the following steps …

1)      Expand Order to All Tobacco Products and E-Cigarettes.  The current order bans smoking.  This executive order expands the prohibition in executive branch buildings to the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes.  This order goes into effect on November 20, 2014.  Existing signage inside state facilities will be changed to reflect the change from "smoke-free" to tobacco-free".

2)      Expand Ban in State Fleet to All Tobacco Products and E-Cigarettes.  Currently, smoking in state vehicles is banned.  This executive order expands this ban to include the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes.  This order goes into effect on November 20, 2014. 

3)      Expand Ban to All State Property, Inside and Outside.  In the most significant step, this executive order expands the current ban on smoking inside executive branch buildings to ban the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes on executive branch property, inside or outside the buildings.

   Executive order.pdf


 

Previous tobacco-free policies

In 2006, both legislation and a follow-up executive order, guided the executive branch to reduce the negative impacts of tobacco in the workplace by banning smoking in state buildings.  Also that year smoking was banned from use in state-owned vehicles.