Maryland has an estimated population of about 5,600,000. Immigration from
outside the United States
resulted in a net increase of 130,000 people, and migration within the
country produced a net loss of
the 13,000 people. Maryland is a life science hub with over 350 biotechnology
firms, making it the
third-largest cluster in the nation. Institutions and agencies located
throughout Maryland include the
firms of University system of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Food
and Drug Administration (FDA),
and National Institute of Health (NIH).
(L) Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland
(R) Sunset over a marsh at Cardinal Cove, on the Patuxent River, located
southwest of Baltimore
Ocean City and Coastal Highway, on the seashores of Atlantic Sea
(L) Physical regions of Maryland: Atlantic Costal Plain, Piedmont Region
and Appalachian Mountains.
(R) The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects Maryland's eastern and western
shores, is the most popular route
for tourists to reach the resort town of Ocean City. It is a major dual-span
bridge in the state of Maryland.
The writer has passed a newly constructed the parallel span of the 7 km-length
bridge by a new GM station wagon,
in April 1974.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
(L) A richy farm land in Maryland
(R) New Carrolton is a suburban residential community, which is located
between Baltimore, Annapolis and Washingtion, DC.
This photograph was taken in October 2010, by Dr. J. Miyamoto.
Maryland Clean Air Act of 2007
Maryland Governor signed the Clean Air Act of 2007, extending the state's
smoking ban to bars,
restaurants, and private social clubs. The statewide smoking ban, which
became effective February,
2008, and smoking is prohibited in the indoor areas open to the public.
Smoking is also prohibited
in government-owned or government-operated means of mass transportation.
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of smoking rooms is not
greater than 25%. A first violation will result in a written warning.
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a civil penalty of $100, and each additional violation will result in a
penalty of not less than $250.
Bar and restaurant owners could avoid fines if people light up and the
owners can prove they
took steps to prevent indoor smoking, such as removing ashtrays and posting
There is no smoking restriction at the outside.
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The article was written in November 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.