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Enforcement

To File a Complaint:
Complete the on-line reporting form, OR
Contact 1-877-633-7331, dhhs.smokefree@nebraska.gov, OR
Contact your local health department.

Inspections
Inspections of facilities can be conducted by either a local or state health department in response to a complaint. An inspector will determine:

  1. if an indoor public place or place of employment is entirely smoke-free and
  2. if an outdoor smoking area meets the guidelines.

Penalties
A person who smokes in a place of employment or a public place in violation of the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act is guilty of a Class V misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class IV misdemeanor for the second and any subsequent offenses.

A proprietor who fails, neglects, or refuses to perform a duty under the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act is guilty of a Class V misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class IV misdemeanor for the second and any subsequent offenses.

Tobacco Retail Outlet Employee Waiver

Beginning November 1, 2015, Statute 71-5735 requires the owner of a tobacco retail outlet to provide to the Division of Public Health a copy of a waiver signed prior to employment by each employee on a form prescribed by the division. The waiver shall expressly notify the employee that he or she will be exposed to secondhand smoke, and the employee shall acknowledge that he or she understands the risks of exposure to secondhand smoke.

PDF TOBACCO RETAIL OUTLET EMPLOYEE WAIVER.pdf

The Cigar Shop Employee Waiver is available from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at http://www.lcc.nebraska.gov/


PDF Rules and Regulations

PDF Outdoor Area Compliance Guidance Document

PDF Nebraska Fire Marshal's Office Construction and Safety Guidelines


For more information, contact:
Toll-Free: 1-877-633-7331
E-mail: SmokeFree Info