Title 40. Public Health and Safety

Chapter 5-F. Health Provisions: Public Health

Subchapter C. Smoking

Part I. Louisiana Smokefree Air Act

Subpart A. General Provisions


40:1291.2      Purpose


The legislature finds and determines that it is in the best interest of the people of this state to protect nonsmokers from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. The legislature further finds and determines that a balance should be struck between the health concerns of nonconsumers of tobacco products and the need to minimize unwarranted governmental intrusion into and regulation of private spheres of conduct and choice with respect to the use or nonuse of tobacco products in certain designated public areas and in private places. Therefore, the legislature hereby declares that the purpose of this Part is to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of this state by limiting exposure to tobacco smoke.


Redesignated from R.S. 40:1300.252 by H.C.R. No. 84 of the 2015 Regular Session. Added by Acts 2006, No. 815, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2014, No. 546, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.