Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1605. "No smoking" signs -- Posting notice.
(a) "No Smoking" signs, or the international "No Smoking" symbol, which consists of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a circle with a bar across it, shall be prominently posted and properly maintained on each main building entrance where smoking is regulated by this part. The "No Smoking" signs or "No Smoking" symbols shall be prominently displayed throughout the building to ensure that the public is aware of the restriction.
(b) The following notice shall be prominently posted, including at each ticket booth, for elementary or secondary school sporting events:
- "Smoking is prohibited by law in seating areas and in restrooms."
2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1606. Penalty -- Enforcement.
(a) An institution violating this part or failing to take reasonable measures to enforce this part commits a Class B misdemeanor, punishable only by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
(b) Any law enforcement officer may issue a citation regarding a violation of this part.
Rules of the Tennessee Department of Education 0520-01-05-.01 OPERATION OF SCHOOL BUSES.
(a) Commercial advertising shall be permitted only on the rear quarter panels of the school bus; no more than two (2) advertisements per rear quarter panel shall be permitted.
(b) The size of commercial advertising per quarter panel shall not exceed thirty-six (36") inches in height and ninety (90") inches in length, including any border or framing.
(c) The commercial advertising shall consist of black lettering on a white background.
(d) Commercial advertising shall not include:
- Tobacco or alcohol products,
Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1603. Part definitions.
As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
- (1) “Children” means individuals who have not attained eighteen (18) years of age;
- (2) “Community center” means any center operated by any city or county government that is used for children's activities;
- (3) “Day care center” means any place, operated by a person, society, agency, corporation, institution or religious organization, or any other group wherein are received thirteen (13) or more children for group care for less than twenty-four (24) hours per day without transfer of custody;
- (4) “Designated smoking area” means an enclosed indoor area or an outdoor area in which smoking is permitted pursuant to this part. If indoors, the smoking area shall be clearly demarcated and separate from any area in which smoking is not permitted, and shall not include more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the area of the building. The indoor smoking area shall be a fully enclosed area;
- (5) “Group care home” means a home operated by any person, society, agency, corporation, or institution or any group which receives seven (7) or more children for full-time care outside their own homes in facilities owned or rented and operated by the organization;
- (6) “Museum” means those indoor museums and art galleries owned or operated by the state or any political subdivision of the state, and those museums, historical societies, and art galleries owned and operated by not-for-profit corporations;
- (7) “Residential treatment facility” means a residential treatment facility licensed under title 33, chapter 2, part 4;
- (8) “School grounds” means any building, structure, and surrounding outdoor grounds contained within a public or private preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary or secondary school's legally defined property boundaries as registered in a county register's office, and any publicly owned or leased vehicle used to transport children to or from school or any officially sanctioned or organized school event;
- (9) “Smoking” means the burning of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or any other substance containing tobacco;
- (10) “Vapor product” has the same meaning as defined in § 39-17-1503;
- (11) “Youth development center” means a center established under title 37, chapter 5, part 2, for the detention, treatment, rehabilitation and education of children found to be delinquent; and
- (12) “Zoo” means any indoor area open to the public for the purpose of viewing animals.
Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1604. Places where smoking and use of vapor products is prohibited.
Smoking or the use of vapor products is not permitted, and no person shall smoke or use vapor products, in the following places:
- (1) Child care centers; provided, that the prohibition of this section does not apply to child care services provided in a private home. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products in designated areas to which children are not allowed access. However, the child care center shall give written notification to the parent or legal guardian upon enrollment if the child care center has an indoor area designated for smoking or the use of vapor products;
- (2) Any room or area in a community center while the room or area is being used for children's activities;
- (3) Group care homes. Adults may smoke or use vapor products in any fully enclosed adult staff residential quarters contained within a group care home, but not in the presence of children who reside as clients in the group care home;
- (4) Healthcare facilities, excluding nursing home facilities. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products in designated areas to which children are not allowed access, and adults may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products outside the facility;
- (5) Museums, except when used after normal operating hours for private functions not attended by children. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products while at work in designated smoking areas to which children are not allowed access;
- (6) All public and private kindergartens and elementary and secondary schools. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products outdoors but not within one hundred feet (100′) of any entrance to any building. Adults may also smoke or use vapor products in any fully enclosed adult staff residential quarters but not in the presence of children attending the school;
- (7) Residential treatment facilities for children and youth. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products in designated areas to which children are not allowed access;
- (8) Youth development centers and facilities. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products in designated areas to which children are not allowed access;
- (9) Zoos. Adult staff members may be permitted to smoke or use vapor products in designated areas to which children are not allowed access; and
- (10) School grounds, including any public seating areas, such as bleachers used for sporting events, or public restrooms.