Secondhand smoke exposure is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the U.S. and Utah today. The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) was created by the Utah Legislature to protect Utahans and visitors to the state from the toxic effects of secondhand smoke.
Utah Indoor Clean Air
The UICAA prohibits the use of lit tobacco products in indoor places of public access. Lit tobacco products can not be used within 25 feet of any entrance-way, exit, open window, or air intake of a building where smoking is prohibited.
To find out more about this law click here.
To report a UICAA violation click here.
Smoke Free Homes and Multiple Dwelling Units
In the Bear River Health District 95.3% of homes have a no smoking rule. To make your own smoke-free home pledge and receive a free smoke-free home kit click here.
Smoke Free Multiple Dwelling Units
Property owners and managers have the right to put rules in place to protect their property and the health of their residents. It is legal for managers and landlords to make rental unit smoke free.
If you would like more information regarding smoke free policies for apartments, condos, duplexes, click here.
Outdoor Venue Policies
The Bear River Health Department is interested in protecting and improving the health of our community by implementing solutions to your secondhand smoke concerns.
To help with these efforts in your community or to voice your concerns please contact us at 435-792-6510.
Worksite Tobacco Policies
Tobacco use results in costs to employers. Smokers consume more health care resources, experience greater absenteeism, and tend to be less productive while at work. The estimated costs to the health care system for treating smoking-related illness are more than $369 million in Utah.
If you are interested in lowering these costs and creating a tobacco free environment at your worksite, this toolkit can get you started. If you have questions or would like help with your policy, please contact us at 435-792-6510.