LA Smoke-Free Air Act

The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act (Act No. 815), effective January 1, 2007, prohibits smoking in most public places and workplaces, including all restaurants with or without attached bars. Smoking is allowed in stand-alone bars and casinos.

Louisiana’s partial preemption of local smoke-free air ordinances was repealed and replaced by a specific non-preemption clause. This means local communities are now free to strengthen the Act with stricter local ordinances that could include bars and casinos.

TFL is currently working with local communities, bar workers, musicians and others still exposed to dangerous secondhand smoke to build advocacy for smoke-free policies that protect every Louisianan.

If you would like to show your support for a 100% smoke-free Louisiana visit to upload a photo and voice your opinion.