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Louisiana Smoke-Free Policy

The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act was signed by Governor Blanco, prohibiting smoking in public buildings, schools and public places in enclosed areas within a place of employment. The law took effect Jan. 1, 2007, and Louisiana became the 19th state in the nation to pass statewide, smoke-free legislation.

Additionally, as of August 15, 2006, smoking is prohibited in motor vehicles when children under the age of 13 are present.