Can people smoke in common areas such as laundry rooms and meeting areas within a condominium or multi-unit housing facility?

 

No, Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act law prohibits smoking in restrooms, lobbies, hallways and other common areas in public and private buildings, condominiums, and other multi-unit residential facilities.

 

Common areas in apartments, lodges, and retirement facilities are covered in these sections of the law:

 

25-14-204. General smoking restrictions. (1) Except as provided in section 25-14-205, and in order to reduce the levels of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke in any indoor area, including, but not limited to:

 

(p) Restrooms, lobbies, hallways, and other common areas in public and private buildings, condominiums, and other multiple-unit residential facilities;

 

(q) Restrooms, lobbies, hallways, and other common areas in hotels and motels, and in at least seventy-five percent of the sleeping quarters within a hotel or motel that are rented to guests;

 

(u) The common areas of retirement facilities, publicly owned housing facilities, and nursing homes, not including any resident's private residential quarters;

 

For more information about the Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act visit:

 

www.smokefreecolorado.com

 

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