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  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 5. PERSONNEL [18000 - 22980]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )


  ( Part 2.6 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

CHAPTER 5.6. Tobacco Control [19994.30 - 19994.35]
  ( Heading of Chapter 5.6 amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 342, Sec. 2. )


As used in this chapter:

(a) “Building” means a building owned and occupied, or leased and occupied, by the state.

(b) “State” or “state agency” means a state agency, as defined pursuant to Section 11000, the Legislature, the Supreme Court and the courts of appeal, and each California Community College campus and each campus of the California State University and the University of California.

(c) “State employee” means an employee of a state agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 342, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2004.)


(a) The State Department of Health Services may develop guidelines for the content and effective presentation of tobacco smoking control programs designed to assist an individual in either a self-help or group environment. The guidelines may be distributed to state agencies. The State Department of Health Services may provide a copy of the guidelines to any individual or group, upon request, and may charge a fee that shall not exceed the actual cost of producing a copy.

(b) State agencies may offer tobacco smoking control programs to their employees. A state agency may use existing employee training funds to pay for the presentation of tobacco smoking control programs offered to state employees at a state-owned or state-leased building during normal work hours.

(c) Not later than January 31, 1994, and thereafter upon initial employment, each state agency shall inform its employees about the smoking prohibition contained in Section 7597, areas where smoking is permitted, and the availability of tobacco smoking control programs.

(d) Enrollment in a tobacco smoking control program by any state employee shall be voluntary.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 342, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2004.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an agency specified in Division 3 (commencing with Section 3001) of the Food and Agricultural Code may accommodate the smoking public where it is economically feasible, provided state employees are not required to work in enclosed areas where the probability of exposure to secondhand smoke exists and the nonsmoking public is provided with a smoke-free environment in all enclosed buildings.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1211, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)


(a) No tobacco product advertising shall be allowed in any state-owned and state-occupied building excepting advertising contained in a program, leaflet, newspaper, magazine, or other written material lawfully sold, brought, or distributed within a state building.

(b) “Advertise,” for purposes of this section, means the display of any poster, sign, or other written or visual material that is intended to communicate commercial information or images to the public.

(c) “Tobacco product,” for purposes of this section, means any product containing tobacco, the prepared leaves of plants of the nicotiana family, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, loose tobacco, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, or any other preparation of tobacco.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1211, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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