Hawaii Smoking Laws ♦ Hawaii Car Rentals

Hawaii Smoke Free Environment

In 2006 the state of Hawaiʻi State Legislature passed sweeping laws under HRS328J expanding the scope of smoke free prohibitions. Specific areas include:

  • Transportation related areas - Hawaii Vehicle Rentals
  • Work and educational settings
  • Restaurants and retail settings
  • Hotels and multi-unit housing common areas
  • Care and rehabilitation facilities including prisons
  • Indoor and outdoor recreational settings

Local counties have also passed laws calling for additional smoking restrictions in areas not covered by state laws. Individual agencies and multi-unit buildings such as condominiums have also enacted their own smoke free policies for their respective properties. A growing number of agencies and private businesses have developed individual policies banning their use in settings such the work place, restaurants or city operated buses. Current state law restrict sales of electronic smoking devices (ESD) including e-cigarettes by persons under 21 after January 1st 2016.

For more information visit: Hawaii Smoking Laws

Smoking Restrictions Transportation Related Areas, State Law:

  • Smoking is banned - All Airports
  • State and county operated public

Hawaii Smoking Law
Hawaii Smoke Free Evironment


When hiring a car in Hawaii assume that the company policiy is a smoke free fleet. As you'll see from the company policy of the major national brands, they do not condone smoking. Most include a specific cleaning fee for violating the policy. Be aware of the policy before smoking in a rental car.

Alamo Rent a Car - all Alamo vehicles are considered non-smoking rental cars. Additional cleaning fee may apply if a vehicle is returned in a condition where it would have to be carefully cleaned and deordorized due to smoking.
Avis Rent A Car - As of October 2009, all vehicles in the Avis U.S. fleet are designated as non-smoking cars. Avis may apply a cleaning fee of up to $250 for violations to this policy. Details can be found on your Avis rental contract.
Budget Rent A Car - All Budget vehicles are designated as non-smoking. Budget will charge a cleaning fee if the vehicle smells like it has been smoked in, when it is returned.
Dollar Car Rental - As of 2011 Dollar made all vehicles in their US fleets (both corporate and licensee locations) non-smoking. A cleaning fee of up to $250 can be charged if a renter returns a vehicle that has been smoked in.
Enterprise Rental Cars - All vehicles in the Enterprise fleet are considered non smoking rental cars. Cleaning fees may be charged if a vehicle is returned in a condition where it needs to be cleaned and deodorized due to being smoked in.
Hertz Car Rental - Hertz is committed to providing a safe, clean fleet for their customers and employees. In order to better deliver on this commitment, all Hertz vehicles are non-smoking. A $100 cleaning fee may be assessed for vehicles returned with evidence of smoking.
Thrifty Rental Cars - Thrifty implemented a policy in January, 2011 prohibiting smoking by renters at all U.S. corporate stores and participating franchise locations. A cleaning fee of up to $250 may be charged to those who violate the Thrifty car rental smoking policy.

Hawaii Electronic Smoking Devices ESD
Electronic Smoking Devices
Electronic Smoking Devices

Electronic smoking devices (ESD) cannot be sold to minors under 21 after January 1, 2016. [SB1030 SD1 HD2].

Using electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in all areas where smoking or using tobacco products is already banned.