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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Alaska

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Alaska employers may implement drug-free workplace policies and require employees to disclose prescription drugs that may adversely affect judgment, coordination or the ability to perform job duties. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Employers may prohibit marijuana use in the workplace even though medical and recreational use is legal in the state. See Marijuana.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Most employers may establish a drug and alcohol testing program for any job-related purpose consistent with business necessity and administered under the terms of the employer's written policy. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Alaska prohibits smoking tobacco and using e-cigarettes or other oral smoking devices in an enclosed area in a place of employment and in a public place. See Smoking.
  • "No Smoking" signs must be displayed in places or vehicles where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.