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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Texas

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

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

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Texas employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • The Texas Compassionate-Use Act allows a Texas resident to be prescribed low-THC cannabis for medical use under certain conditions. See Medical Use of Cannabis.
  • Employers in Texas are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Texas does not require employers to prohibit smoking in the workplace, but several localities have enacted workplace smoking bans. See Smoking.
  • A "No Smoking" sign is not required. However, an employer may post one where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
  • Austin and Grand Prairie have requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.