State "Smoker Protection" Laws

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have laws in effect elevating smokers to a protected class. The American Lung Association does not support these types of laws.

StateYearCode
California2005CA LABOR CODE §§ 96(k) (1999) & 98.6 (2005).
Colorado1990COLO. REV. STAT. § 24-34-402.5 (1990).
Connecticut2003CT GEN. STAT. ANN. § 31-40s (2003).
District of Columbia1993D.C. CODE ANN. § 7-1703.3 (1993).
Illinois1987820 ILL. COMP. STAT. 55/5 (1987).
Indiana2006IND. CODE §§ 22-5-4-1 et seq. (2006).
Kentucky2010KY REV. STAT. ANN. § 344.040 (2010).
Louisiana1991LA REV. STAT. ANN. § 23:966 (1991).
Maine1991ME REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 26, § 597 (1991).
Minnesota1992MINN. STAT. § 181.938 (1992).
Mississippi1994MISS. CODE ANN. § 71-7-33 (1994).
Missouri1992MO. REV. STAT. § 290.145 (2005).
Montana1993MONT. CODE ANN. §§ 39-2-313 & 39-2-314 (1993).
Nevada1991NEV. REV. STAT. § 613.333 (1991).
New Hampshire1991N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 275:37-a (1991).
New Jersey1991N.J. STAT. ANN. §§ 34:6B-1 et seq. (1991).
New Mexico1991N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 50-11-1 et seq. (1991).
New York1992N.Y. [LABOR] LAW § 201-d (1992).
North Carolina1991N.C. GEN. STAT. § 95-28.2 (1991).
North Dakota1993N.D. CENT. CODE §§ 14-02.4-01 et seq. (1993).
Oklahoma2013OKLA. STAT. ANN. tit. 40, §§ 500 to 503 (2013).
Oregon2005OR. REV. STAT. §§ 659A.315 & 659A.885 (2005).
Rhode Island2005R.I. GEN. LAWS § 23-20.10-14 (2005).
South Carolina1991S.C. CODE ANN. § 41-1-85 (1991).
South Dakota1991S.D. CODIFIED LAWS § 60-4-11 (1991).
Tennessee1990TENN. CODE ANN. § 50-1-304 (1990).
Virginia1989VA. CODE ANN. § 2.2-2902 (1989).
West Virginia1992W. VA. CODE § 21-3-19 (1992).
Wisconsin1991WIS. STAT. §§ 111.31 et seq. (1991).
Wyoming1992WYO. STAT. ANN. §§ 27-9-101 et seq. (1992).