Beginning Monday, April 15, the Salt Palace will be smoke-free.

David M. Meek, general manager of the Salt Palace Center, has announced that the Salt Palace Acord Arena will be a non-smoking area. The change in policy was done in compliance with an order from the Salt Lake City/County Health Department and the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act.Signs have been posted at all entrances, concession stands and currently designated smoking areas of the arena to prepare patrons for the new policy. Additionally, announcements will be made at all Utah Jazz and Golden Eagles games.