Iowa is a state located in the mid western region of the United States, an
area often referred as
the 'American Heartland'. An agricultural economy in Iowa transitioned
to a diversified economy
of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, biotechnology,
and green energy production,
during the late 20th century.
(L) Amana Colonies founded by German Pietists, Iowa
(R) Iowa gross state products by industry, in 2006
Iowa Smokefree Air Act
In the spring of 2008, Iowa lawmakers passed legislation to protect employees
and the general
public. The Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in most public places and
within places of employment, as well as some outdoor areas.
The law applies to: restaurants, bars, outdoor entertainment events and
amphitheaters. It also
covers places of employment such as office buildings, health care facilities,
and child care
facilities. Smoking is allowed on the gaming floor of a licensed casino,
as well as designated
hotel and motel rooms.
Duties of Proprietors
Proprietors are required to take certain actions in order to comply with
the Smokefree Air Act.
Employers have a responsibility to inform all current employees and all
upon application for employment about the requirements of the law. All
ashtrays must be removed
from areas where smoking is prohibited.
No-smoking signs which meet the requirements of the law must be clearly
posted at all entrances
to areas where smoking is prohibited. This includes the designated seating
areas of outdoor
entertainment venues. A proprietor must inform any individual smoking in
a place where smoking
is prohibited that the individual is violating the Smokefree Air Act. If
the person refuses to
stop smoking, the proprietor may discontinue service to that person.
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
Source:University of Texas Libraries
Total Smoking Ban in USA
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
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The article was written in December 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.