North Carolina Public Health Law
Smoking in Public Places and Other Tobacco Regulation
Smoking in Public Places
Statutes, Regulations, and Court Cases
Liebes v. Guilford County Department of Public Health, 213 N.C. App. 426, review denied, 365 N.C. 361 (2011).
Edwards v. Morrow, 725 S.E.2d 366 (N.C. App.), appeal dismissed and review denied, 366 N.C. 403 (2012).
- What changes will the public see when the new statewide smoking law goes into effect in January 2010?
- How will a restaurant, bar or lodging establishment know if it is required to comply with the new smoking law?
- How will a member of the public know if a restaurant or bar is required to comply with the new smoking law?
- Will convenience stores and other places that sell food also need to be smoke-free?
- Does the new smoking law apply only to cigarette smoking?
- What do people in charge of restaurants, bars and lodging establishments need to do to comply with the new smoking law?
- What do smokers need to do to comply with the new law?
- What do local governments (cities and counties) need to do?
- How will the new state law be enforced?
- Are there restaurants and bars that will not be required to comply with the smoking law?
- Are there lodging establishments that will not be required to comply with the smoking law?
- May a local government adopt a local law that differs from the statewide smoking law?
- What types of local government entities can adopt these local laws?
Electronic Cigarettes and Other Vapor Products
Additional Materials on Local Regulation
List of Reported Recent Local Government Regulations Specifically Prohibiting the Use of E-Cigarettes in Government Buildings, Grounds, or Public Places (provided by NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, August 1, 2014)