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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Nevada

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

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


  • Nevada 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.
  • Nevada employers may prohibit cannabis (marijuana) use in the workplace even though medical and recreational use is legal in the state. See Cannabis.
  • 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 are not prohibited from drug and alcohol testing of employees and job applicants See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking tobacco, the use of an electronic smoking device or any oral smoking device within indoor places of employment. See Smoking.
  • "No Smoking" signs must be conspicuously posted at workplace entrances. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.