Frequent Questions

Can EPA ban smoking or otherwise limit exposure to secondhand smoke smoke?

EPA’s specific mission is defined by the U.S. Congress.  EPA does not have a mandate to regulate smoking or control tobacco.  As it stands now, tobacco use and smoking restrictions are strictly state and local issues. However, based on an Executive Order smoking is prohibited in all federal buildings and facilities.

Read more about the Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program at


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