Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Clean Air Acts

During the 2006 special legislative session, ACHI worked with a broad coalition of stakeholders to educate legislators, community leaders, and policy makers about the dangers of second-hand smoke, leading to the passage of Act 8 and Act 13 of 2006.

Act 8 of 2006—The Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act—applies to all types of businesses in the state and, in general, prohibits smoking in enclosed places of employment and public places. ACHI also assisted the Governor's office in developing and evaluating strategies to implement the new law.

Act 13 of 2006—An Act to Protect Children Restrained in Car Seats from Secondhand Smoke— bans smoking in all motor vehicles carrying children who are restrained in safety seats (required for children under the age of 6 and weighing less than 60 pounds).

Act 811 of 2011—raises the age of children to 14 years for the offense of smoking in motor vehicles when children of a certain age are passengers


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Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201