The federal government has allowed each state to determine its own laws regarding smoking and vaping in that state. So to help you understand the different rules of vaping versus smoking in public in the U.S., we’ve put together a list of what each state allows and prohibits.

Alabama – Smoking is restricted in government buildings, schools, child care facilities, and health care facilities. Vaping is not allowed on licensed daycare premises or for emergency medical providers while providing care.

Alaska – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Arizona – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Arkansas – Smoking is prohibited in government buildings, schools, child care facilities, and health care facilities. Vaping is prohibited on school or state-sponsored campus grounds and off-campus events, in child care facilities, or health care facilities.

California – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building, with some exceptions.

Colorado – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building and mostly restricted in private workplaces.

Connecticut – Smoking is prohibited or restricted in all public areas. Vaping is prohibited in most public areas and schools.

Delaware – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

District of Columbia – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Florida – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building but only restricted in bars.

Georgia – Smoking is prohibited inside of most public buildings and is restricted in private workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Vaping is only prohibited in school safety zones and for food service employees while at work.

Hawaii – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Idaho – Smoking is prohibited in most public buildings. It is restricted in private workplaces, but there are no prohibitions in bars. There are no prohibitions for vaping.

Illinois – Smoking and vaping a product with nicotine are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Indiana – Smoking is prohibited in most public buildings and private workplaces. However, it is mostly restricted in restaurants and bars. Vaping has no prohibitions.

Iowa – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is prohibited in state-operated buildings and their connecting grounds.

Kansas – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. There are no restrictions on vaping.

Kentucky – Smoking is restricted in government buildings, schools, and health care facilities. There are no restrictions on private workplaces, child care facilities, restaurants, or bars. Vaping is prohibited in any buildings owned by the executive branch, the Hardin District Court, schools, child care professionals in the presence of a child, and body piercing and tattoo workstations.

Louisiana – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building, except for bars, which have no restrictions. Vaping is only prohibited on school property or in a vehicle where a child under 13 is present.

Maine – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Maryland – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Maryland has no restrictions on vaping.

Massachusetts – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Michigan – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is only prohibited in child care properties and the Third Judicial Circuit Court.

Minnesota – Smoking is mostly restricted in government buildings and private workplaces. Otherwise, it is prohibited in all other public buildings. Vaping is prohibited and restricted in the same areas as smoking.

Mississippi – Smoking is mostly restricted in government buildings and schools. It is prohibited in child care facilities, but there are no prohibitions in private workplaces, health care facilities, restaurants, and bars. There are no prohibitions on vaping.

Missouri – Smoking is restricted in most public buildings and restaurants. There are no prohibitions in private workplaces and bars. Vaping is restricted to certain areas on public properties and prohibited in public schools and foster homes.

Montana – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is only prohibited on public school property.

Nebraska – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Nevada – Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings and private workplaces. However, it is mostly restricted in restaurants but has no prohibitions in bars. Vaping is prohibited in the same areas as smoking, and in procedure areas of invasive body decoration establishments.

New Hampshire – Smoking is mostly restricted or prohibited in public buildings, private workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Vaping is prohibited and restricted in the same areas as smoking.

New Jersey – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building, but vaping is only restricted in lodging establishments.

New Mexico – Smoking is prohibited in all public areas and mostly restricted in private workplaces. Vaping is prohibited and restricted in the same way as smoking and on school property.

New York – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

North Carolina – Smoking is prohibited or restricted in public areas, but not in private workplaces. Vaping is prohibited in schools, child care centers, and state correctional facilities.

North Dakota – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Ohio – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is prohibited in the capitol building, in body art establishment sterilized rooms, on various college and university campuses, in the Franklin County Court, and for assisted living providers while on duty.

Oklahoma – Smoking is prohibited or restricted in most public areas. Restaurants need a separate space to smoke, and bars have no restrictions. Vaping is prohibited in schools, state buildings, and recovery centers.

Oregon – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building. Vaping is also prohibited in a car if any passenger is under the age of 18.

Pennsylvania – Smoking is prohibited in all public areas and restricted in bars. Restaurants must have a designated area to smoke. Vaping is prohibited in schools.

Rhode Island – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

South Carolina – Smoking is prohibited in most public areas, but there are no restrictions in private workplaces, restaurants, or bars. Vaping is prohibited in schools and ambulances.

South Dakota – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Tennessee – Smoking is prohibited or restricted in all public areas. Vaping is not allowed in any facility where there are children present.

Texas – Smoking is prohibited in most public areas, but there are no restrictions in private workplaces, restaurants, or bars.

Utah – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Vermont – Smoking and vaping are both prohibited inside of any public area or building.

Virginia – Smoking is restricted in most public areas but not in private workplaces. Vaping is prohibited on school property.

Washington – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is prohibited on all school grounds and child care facilities. Vaping is only restricted by regulation on public institutions of higher education.

West Virginia – Smoking is restricted in government buildings, child care facilities, and schools. Vaping is prohibited in schools and state-owned vehicles.

Wisconsin – Smoking is prohibited inside any public area or building. Vaping is only prohibited at State Fair Park indoor facilities and the main stage area.

Wyoming – Smoking is only restricted in government buildings. Vaping is only prohibited in child care facilities.

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