First the Good News: The Colorado legislature passed HB1076 to close several key gaps in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act that was adopted in 2006. The new law eliminates exemptions that have allowed smoking in small workplaces, hotels, and long-term care facilities. It also prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in smokefree venues. The law took effect July 1, 2019.

The Bad News: Colorado also enacted a “Marijuana Hospitality Establishments” law, which allows for smoking of marijuana in food service establishments if certain criteria are met. Licenses may be issued starting January 2020. As a result, Colorado will become the first state to lose its statewide smokefree restaurant status on our lists once the law goes into effect.

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