The Iowa General Assembly passed the "Smokefree Air Act." The legislation prohibits smoking and the use of any other tobacco product in all public areas effective July 1, 2008 . The Governor signed this legislation into law, citing the positive effects it will have on the health of Iowans, including protecting workers, children and families from the dangers of indirect smoke.
DAS has issued a Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy for executive branch employees that prohibits the use of tobacco products on any and all state property and vehicles. For more information you can also read the FAQ about Implementation of the Smokefree Air Act on the Capitol Complex.
The State of Iowa recognizes that you may need assistance to stop using tobacco products. The state has made arrangements with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide resources to assist you if you want to stop using tobacco products.
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