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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Connecticut

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


  • Connecticut employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. 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.
  • Employers may require employees and job applicants to submit to drug and alcohol tests under limited circumstances. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The Connecticut Clean Indoor Air Act requires employers with five or more employees to prohibit smoking in any business facility under their control. See Smoking.
  • The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in certain establishments. See E-Cigarettes.
  • "No Smoking" signs must be posted in workplaces that provide smoking areas and prohibits e-cigarette use. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.