Secondhand tobacco smoke can result in eye and throat irritation, and increase the risk of lung cancer, respiratory diseases, and heart attacks. Vermont's smoke-free laws protect the public from the health risks of secondhand smoke.
Children who are around secondhand smoke are at more risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, lung infections, ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis and other medical problems. Learn more about Secondhand Smoke.
Act 135 is a law that extends secondhand smoke protections in workplaces, motor vehicles, public places, school grounds, and childcare settings. On January 1, 2015, the law also takes a first step in protecting children from e-cigarette liquids poisonings.
- Act 135 Overview
- Act 135 Fact Sheet
- Text of Act 135 (H.217 annotated)
- Update to Secondhand Smoke Laws: What it Means to Families
Smoking in Public Places
Also called the Clean Indoor Air Act, this law bans the smoking of tobacco products in nearly all the common areas of indoor “places of public access.” This includes any place of business that serves the public or that the public has access to use – both public and privately owned and for profit or not-for-profit organizations.
Smoking in the Workplace
The law requires all indoor areas of workplaces to be 100% smoke-free.
Smoke Free Housing
Tools and information for tenants and rental property owners for making apartment complexes smoke free. From the American Lung Association of New England.
Quit Smoking Help and Health Resources
When you decide to quit, these free services can help you find success. Through 802Quits you can get free nicotine replacement - gum, patches or lozenges - shipped right to your door (while supplies last).
The American Cancer Society
55 Day Lane
PO Box 1460
Williston, VT 05495