The Iowa Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in the common areas of apartment buildings (stairs, hallways, laundry room, etc) but does not prohibit smoking in an individual's apartment.

Smoking can be prohibited by the property owner or apartment manager and we suggest you look for a non-smoking residence before you move. Use the website below to search for smokefree homes around the state.

Category:  Apartments, Duplex, Neighbor
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The law went into effect on July 1, 2008.

Category:  Legislation
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The Iowa Smokefree Air Act does not have a distance requirement.

Category:  Distance, Door, Outdoor, Window
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The Iowa Smokefree Air Act does not apply to Electronic Smoking Devices (e-cigs, vape, Juul, etc...). The use of these products MAY be prohibited by a business or property owner if they adopt such a policy.

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Smoking is prohibited in the outdoor seating and/ or serving area of a restaurant. A restaurant is an establishment that prepares food. (Usually they will have a kitchen, a fryer or grill, etc. The difference is between, for example, making a pizza or just warming one up). Outdoor seating and/ or serving areas must be marked as non-smoking when you enter the area.

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Call 888-944-2247 or use the link below to submit a complaint.

This link allows you to submit a complaint on a business for potential violation(s) of the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. You are not required to submit your name or contact information. You can leave us your name and contact information in the comments section of the Complaint Form if you would like for us to get back in touch with you.

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Order free No Smoking signage!

Please send an email to "" or call 888-944-2247
Be sure to include your: 

  • name
  • mailing address 
  • the number (quantity) of signs needed 
  • the type (A, B, C, etc..) of signs you are requesting.

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Quitline Iowa
Quitline Iowa is a toll-free, statewide, tobacco cessation telephone counseling hotline. Trained counselors provide callers with information about the health consequences of tobacco use, assistance in making an individualized quit plan, and on-going support through optional follow-up calls.

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