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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: South Carolina

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


  • South Carolina employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • South Carolina has a very limited medical marijuana law. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Under state law, an employer may establish a drug prevention program that includes a substance abuse policy statement. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Employers in South Carolina are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The South Carolina Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in certain public indoor areas. See Smoking.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
  • Columbia has requirements pertaining to smoking and vaping. See Local Requirements.