Workplace smoking laws apply to all enclosed structures where employees perform services.
Smoking is prohibited throughout an entire enclosed structure. Vermont laws don’t address the specific areas of a workplace where smoking may be permitted. Remember that some workplaces might already be subject to Vermont or local laws that regulate smoking in public, or smoking in or around certain kinds of businesses.
Vermont does not require employers to create designated smoking areas or provide other accommodations for smokers in the workplace.
Vermont doesn’t specifically require employers to provide workplace accommodations for nonsmoker employees.
Vermont laws don’t address employer policies on smoking in the workplace. Local laws regulating smoking -- at the city, county, or town level -- may require employers to have a policy on smoking in some areas. And even though it’s not required by law in Vermont, employers are generally free to adopt policies on smoking in the workplace if they choose to.
An employer may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against an employee who assists in enforcement of workplace smoking laws.
If you want to go right to the source and look up Vermont law on workplace smoking laws -- or if you're writing a letter to your employer or employee and want to cite the applicable law -- the relevant statute(s) can be found at Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, Sections 1421and 1427. Workplace smoking information is also available in Nolo's books Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Repa (Nolo) and The Employer's Legal Handbook, by Fred Steingold (Nolo).