Corporate Smokefree Policies

Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke-Free

Many businesses throughout the country have chosen to enact smokefree workplace policies to protect the health of their employees. In addition to eliminating exposure to a major cause of disease and death, a smokefree workplace also makes sense from a business cost perspective by reducing healthcare costs, absenteeism and lost productivity, decreasing maintenance costs, and reducing insurance liability risks and premiums.

The following is a selection of businesses in the United States that have enacted corporate smokefree policies. If you are aware of a smokefree business that is not on our list, please let us know.

Nationwide

  • AstraZeneca
  • AT&T - All company owned buildings
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Calgon - Includes outdoor property
  • CarMax - Tobacco-free policy nationwide, includes e-cigarettes
  • Coca Cola
  • Eli Lilly and Company - Includes outdoor property
  • General Electric Company (GE) - All worksites are tobacco-free by March 2011
  • General Mills - Includes within 50' of buildings, in parking garages, and company vehicles as of December 31, 2002
  • Hain Celestial Foods
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson - Transitioning to tobacco free campus' policy for worldwide locations
  • Lowe's Companies Inc.- September 2003
  • Marriot Hotels - Fall 2006. Smokefree policy applies to all Marriott brands in the U.S. and Canada, which covers more than 2,300 hotels, including Marriott, J.W. Marriott, Renaissance Hotel, Ritz-Carlson, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, and Spring Hill Suites.
  • MCI Communications
  • Merck & Company
  • Nordstrom
  • Prudential Financial - Includes all subsidiaries
  • Regence Group - Has worksites in Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Washington, includes outdoor property
  • Sharper Image
  • State Farm Insurance Company - Includes all outdoor areas of State Farm-owned property nationwide
  • Target Corporation - Target does not sell tobacco products in any of its stores
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • USAA Insurance
  • Verizon
  • Westin Hotels and Resorts - January 2006. Smokefree policy applies to all 77 hotels in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Westin locations in Scotland, Australia and Fiji are also now smokefree.

State/Local

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Headquarters campus smokefree both indoors and outdoors
  • Omaha (Nebraska) Public Power District - Tobacco-free in outdoor areas

Manufacturing Companies

  • Bechtel - Tobacco free policy in U.S. facilities
  • BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturing
  • Boeing
  • Dow Chemical Company - January 1, 2003 for all U.S. premises; January 1, 2004 for all worldwide facilities.
  • DuPont Chemical Company
  • Electric Boat ­ July 2007. Tobacco free campus policy will apply to Groton, CT manufacturer.
  • Marcal Paper
  • Tyson Foods Inc - April 1, 2004
  • Union Pacific - Includes all company property as of July 1, 2005

Restaurant Chains

  • Applebee's -Thomas and King, owners of 76 Applebee's franchises, made all their restaurants in five states smokefree
  • Arby's - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Au Bon Pain
  • A&W - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Baskin & Robbins
  • Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizza
  • Bob Evans Restaurants - 29 Cincinnati-area locations as of July 31, 2006
  • Boston Market
  • Burger King - Company-owned restaurants only
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chuck-E-Cheese
  • Church's Chicken
  • CiCi's Pizza
  • Dairy Queen - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Dunkin' Donuts - June 1, 1991
  • Hardee's - Boddie Noell Enterprises, Inc., franchiser of 320 Hardee's restaurants, made all their facilities in four states smokefree
  • In 'n Out Burger
  • Jack in the Box - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Kenny Roger's Roasters - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken - 1,200 company-owned restaurants, franchises encouraged to adopt smokefree policies
  • Long John Silver's - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Mazzio's Corporations - Owner of Mazzio's Italian Eatery restaurants in ten states
  • McDonald's Corporation - Company-owned restaurants only, franchises encouraged to adopt smokefree policies
  • Papa John's
  • Pizza Hut - 1,675 company-owned restaurants, franchises encouraged to adopt smokefree policies
  • Popeye's
  • Schlotzsky's
  • Showbiz Pizza - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Starbucks - All locations worldwide
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco Cabana
  • TCBY - Company-owned restaurants only
  • Tim Horton's
  • Wendy's International Inc. - Company-owned restaurants only, franchises may voluntarily adopt smokefree policies


Resources: NJ GASP, CDC, ANR Foundation Research