Indoor Clean Air
*In the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, “smoking” includes combustible tobacco products AND vapor products and hookah.*
The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) was made to protect those in Utah from the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke. The law was later changed to include e-cigarette vapor. In general, the law bans smoking in almost all government and private businesses in Utah. The law has both a statute and a rule. The law can be found in Utah Code § 26-38 and the rule in Utah Admin Code R392-510.
Smoking is banned:
- Indoor places where there is more than one employee or where the public can enter
- Child care businesses
- All government-owned buildings and offices
- Work vehicles
- Clubs and taverns
- The property of private and public elementary and secondary schools
- Buildings operated by social, fraternal or religious groups
- Places rented for private events
- Wherever the owner has banned it
- 25 feet from any entrance, window or air intake where smoking is banned
Business owners may prohibit smoking anywhere on their property.
Outdoor smoking areas cannot be within 25 feet of a building entrance, window or air intake.
In places where smoking is allowed, the place must have a HVAC system to prevent smoke from going into a public area.
There must be posted signs stating the smoking status of the place. Sign requirements are specific. Please see Utah Admin Code R392-510-12 for more information.
Employees who complain against an employer for not protecting them from secondhand smoke cannot be punished by their employer.
- The proprietor (owner, manager, employee, etc.) of the establishment (property, business, building, etc.) is responsible for obeying this law.
- If someone is smoking in a prohibited place, the proprietor must ask the person to stop smoking or to leave.
- If a proprietor does not comply with the law, they may face a fine of $100 for the first offense, and a fine of $100 to $500 for each subsequent offense.