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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Iowa

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


  • Iowa employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • The Medical Cannabidiol Act permits the use of medical marijuana for debilitating medical conditions. See Medical 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.
  • Iowa does not prohibit private sector employers from testing employees and job applicants for drug and alcohol use and establishing testing policies. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Iowa's Smokefree Air Act generally prohibits smoking in public places and all enclosed areas within places of employment. See Smoking.
  • "No smoking" signs must be posted at every entrance to places of employment and in every vehicle where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
  • Iowa does not require employers to implement a smoking policy, but they may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
  • Waterloo has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.