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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 037 : Smoking in Public Places

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1742)
  • § 1742. Restrictions on smoking in public places

    (a) The possession of lighted tobacco products or use of tobacco substitutes in any form is prohibited in:

    (1) the common areas of all enclosed indoor places of public access and publicly owned buildings and offices;

    (2) all enclosed indoor places in lodging establishments used for transient traveling or public vacationing, such as resorts, hotels, and motels, including sleeping quarters and adjoining rooms rented to guests;

    (3) designated smoke-free areas of property or grounds owned by or leased to the State or a municipality; and

    (4) any other area within 25 feet of State-owned buildings and offices, except that to the extent that any portion of the 25-foot zone is not on State property, smoking is prohibited only in that portion of the zone that is on State property unless the owner of the adjoining property chooses to designate his or her property smoke-free.

    (b) The possession of lighted tobacco products or use of tobacco substitutes in any form is prohibited on the grounds of any hospital or secure residential recovery facility owned or operated by the State, including all enclosed places in the hospital or facility and the surrounding outdoor property.

    (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the ability of residents of the Vermont Veterans’ Home to possess lighted tobacco products or use tobacco substitutes in the indoor area of the facility in which smoking is permitted.

    (d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the use of tobacco substitutes in a business that does not sell food or beverages but is established for the sole purpose of providing a setting for patrons to purchase and use tobacco substitutes and related paraphernalia. (Added 1993, No. 46, § 2; amended 2013, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2015, No. 108 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2017, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 8.)