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Smoking ban in the City of Boston



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the north eastern
part of United States. The majority of 6.4 million people live in the Boston metropolitan area.
The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Massachusetts's gross state
product in 2007 was US $351 billion. The per capita personal income in 2006 was US$47,702,
making it the fourth highest in the nation.

Boston is the capital and one of the oldest cities in the United Stated. It is also the largest city
in New England Areas. Boston is considered the economic and cultural center of the region.
The population of the city is estimated as about 610,000.





Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and workplaces,
including restaurants and bars.


Massachusetts smoking ban: Effective in July, 2004, smoking is banned in all enclosed public places
and workplaces, including restaurants and bars. The law exempted the following categories:
Private clubs when not open to the public, private residences, unless when used as a business for
healthcare or childcare, designated hotel/motel smoking rooms, retail tobacco stores, licensed cigar
or hookah bars, stage performances involving smoking, places where smoking-related scientific
research is occurring, religious ceremonies involving smoking, outdoor areas, designated areas in
nursing homes as approved by the state, and other tobacco-related workplaces such as farms and
distributors.

Local governments and boards of health may regulate smoking more strictly than the state.
In February, 2009, Boston banned by the Boston Public Health Commission on outside patios of
bars and restaurants. Further, smoking is totally banned in all hotel rooms in the city of Boston.

 
(L) The headquarters of the Church of Christ in the Back Bay, Boston, are reflecting in the water.
(R) The entrance sign of the Church

(L) The road entrance to the interstate 90 to New York (R) The entrance to the Thomas P.O'Neill Jr. Tunnel

(L) The 60 stories, 241m high John Hancock Tower, downtown, Boston (R) Business district in front of the South Station, Boston

(L) No smoking in a subway platform
(R) No smoking sign plate in the Back Bay Station, Boston
A penalty; imprisonment for not more than 10 days or fine up to $100 or both

(L) An electric sign bord of 'No smoking, please' at the Porter Station, Red Line
(R) A waiting room in the platform of Braintree Station, Red Line

(L) No smoking sign on the information board at the North Station, Boston (M) A guidance board of the Back Bay station
(R) A Red Line train for Alewife
A Boston subway provides a convenient access to many interesting spots.


Smoking is banned in all hotel rooms in the city of Boston.

We used the Hilton Boston Logan Airport and Jurys Boston Hotel when stayed in Boston. Both hotels prohibit
smoking inside and a hotel guest must go out of the hotel to put light on cigarette. We confirmed that
the Marriott* hotel and Westin hotel** are smoke-free as well, and there is no smoking-room or booth inside
of a hotel. Because of a strict smoking ban, a few men and women are smoking in the shadows of building.

*Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel **Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel

Boston has become one of the first major cities in the nation to ban smoking in the privacy of any hotel room.
After January 2009, all rooms in the city of Boston became non-smoking.
The Boston Public Health Commission
board announced that the board voted to expand workplace smoking restrictions to include adjacent areas
such as patios and loading docks, and to prohibit smoking in hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts in Boston.



(L) A pole-style cigarette receptor at the entrance to Jurys Boston Hotel
(R) No smoking sign board placed at the 2nd floor passage of the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The smoking restriction is based on the Board of Health Clean Air Works Workplace Smoking Restrictions 2002.

(L) A gift shop of the Boston Marriott Copley Place (R) McDonald's fast food shop at the China Town, Boston
 
(L) A big ashtray stands on the loading and unloading zone near the entrance to Westin Copley Place Boston.
(R) The exterior of Westin Copley Place Boston

(L) A smoke-free hotel sign board at the reception desk of the Boston Marriott Copley Place
(R) A pole-style cigarette butt-receptor is placed far from the hotel entrance at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

(L) The 52 stories high Prudential Tower buildings in Back Bay district, Boston ( Left side two buildings ).
The headquarters of a world famous insurance company
(R) No-smoking sign plate on a wall of the food court of Prudential Tower Building
 
(L) The exterior of the Prudential Center (R) The main entrance of Prudential Center

(L) The concourse of Prudential Tower Building (R) The entrance of Prudential Tower

(L) Boston Public Library (R) Many tobacco butts are abandoned around the roadside tree.

(L) A hall of Museum of Fine Art, Boston (R) Ancient Chinese statures shown in the museum

(L) Boston Museum of Fine Art in light up (R) The museum holds a lot of Japanese art collections


Entirely smoke-free public housing

The Boston Housing Authority plans to open more than 100 smoke-free public housing units
in a rebuilt section of Old Colony slated for completion in 2012, in keeping with a vow by Mayor,
Thomas Menino to have entirely smoke-free public housing by 2014.
Source: Boston Herald. com January 31, 2010


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


A campus map of the MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology )

A bulletin board of the MIT

(L) A unique building seen at MIT, but this is rather unusual and most of the building is normal looking.
(R) A lonely female student in smoking


Harvard University

 
(L) A campus guide of the Harvard University (R) Harvard University Library

(L) No smoking sign and the station board of the Harvard Station (R) A front view of the Harvard University Library


New England Medical Center


(L) New England Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center is a world-class academic medical center.
(R) The sign board shows that 'To promote health and prevent disease, New England Medical Center does not permit
smoking in buildings or near entrances'.

(L)(R) A few people are smoking in the area somewhat far from the entrance of the New England Medical Center.
(M) No smoking area sign board was placed in the center area of the passage to the hospital entrance.


Massachusetts General Hospital


(L) A front view of the MGH ( Massachusetts General Hospital ) (R) The outpatient entrance of MGH

(L) No-smoking mark above the Mass-General-Hospital Station sign
(R) No smoking sign plate: MGH ( Massachusetts General Hospital ) facilities and ground are smoke-free. Please respect our patients.

A bulletin board placed in the corridor of Masssachusets General Hospital, Boston.


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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.


Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada

smorking ban bc canada Smoke-free BC Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan 
smorking ban manitoba canada Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba 
smorking ban ontario canada Smoke-free Ontario Act 
smorking ban quebec canada Tobaco Control in Quebec 
smorking ban new Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick 
smorking ban nova scotia Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia 

smorking ban New Jersey  Smoking Ban in New Jersey 
smorking ban Illinois USA Smoke-free Illinois Act 
smorking ban California USA Smoking Ban in California 1998
smorking ban Beverly Hills California Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas 
smorking ban condominium Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
smorking ban Washington state Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
smorking ban Oregon USA Smoking Ban in Oregon  
smorking ban Montana USA Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
smorking ban Colorado USA Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
smorking ban Arizona USA Smoking Ban in Arizona 
smorking ban Maine USA Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
smorking ban Vermont USA Smoking Ban in Vermont 
smorking ban Massachusetts Smoking Ban in the Massachusetts state.
smorking ban New York Smoking Ban in New York 
smorking ban Maryland USA Smoking Ban in Maryland 
smorking ban Washington DC Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
smorking ban Minnesota USA Smoking Ban in Minnesota 
smorking ban Delaware USA Smoking Ban in Delaware 
smorking ban Ohio USA Smoking Ban in Ohio 
smorking ban Iowa USA Smoking Ban in Iowa 
smorking ban Utah USA Smoking Ban in Utah 
smorking ban Rhode Island Smoking Ban in Rhode Island 
smorking ban Nevada USA Smoking Ban in Nevada 
smorking ban Virginia USA Smoking Ban in Virginia
smorking ban Michigan USA Smoking Ban in Michigan 
smorking ban Wisconsin USA Smoking Ban in Wisconsin


USA and CANADA 2007
Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal
Ottawa Vermont and New Hampshire Boston  Boston Railway Boston Subway 
Amtrak Acela Express  Manhattan1 Manhattan2 New York Railway  New York Subway and JFK Airport

USA and CANADA 2010
Washington, DC Ontario Michigan

Canada 2011
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta  Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver
North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain  VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit
Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta
Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011


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All photographs were taken in October 2007, unless otherwise described.
The article was written in October 2007, and last revised in February 2010,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




Manhattan, New York



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