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Smoking ban in Massachusetts and Maine



Massachusetts imposed tough smoking ban.

In July 2004, the state of Massachusetts banned smoking in all workplaces, including restaurants and bars.
Smokers face a $100 fine for each violation, and business owners who allow smoking in their establishment
face fines of up to $300.




(L) Salem is a coastal city off the Atlantic ocean, which is famous for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
(R) The sea is shallow, and the beach is clean. ( Atlantic Sea )

The State of Maine is located in the northeastern United States, with the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

It is known for its scenery its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested interior
as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.
The largest city is Portland and the capital is Augusta.
Estimated total population is about 1,300,000 in 2008.



Statewide smoking ban in maine

The sate of Maine has been banned smoking in restaurants since September 1999. State government prohibited
smoking in bars in January 2004.


(L) A 'welcome to Maine' sign board, at Kittery, Maine.
(R) No smoking sign board in the area within 50 feet ( 15.24 meters ), placed at the visitor Center of Department of Transportation, Kittery, Maine.

Maine promotes smoke-free air policies to tourists.

Maine is using highway signs to promote its smoke-free air ordinance in public buildings as another reason for vacationers
to visit the state. The signs are intended to promote awareness among both visitors and residents of Maine, who aren't
familiar with the state's smoking restrictions.


(L) A big tree was turning yellow and a blue sky in a Massachusetts town. (R) Map source: University of Texas Libraries


Maine Bans Smoking While Driving with Youths

The state of Maine passed one of the most restrictive smoking bans in the United States.The action by the Bangor
City Council is to ban smoking in cars in which children under 18 are passengers, and to permit police to stop a car
if an adult is smoking while a child is a passenger. The smoking driver can be fined $50. The ordinance is aimed at
protecting children from secondhand smoke. The law came into effect in September 2008.


Portland City, Maine Bans Smoking Outside at Restaurants.

The new state law bans smoking in outdoor dining areas. That includes restaurants, bars and snack bars.
The law is modeled after Portland's smoke-free outdoor dining ordinance. After September 2009,
smokers will not be able to light up when they are eating or drinking outside at restaurants.
Source: Suns News: Other Tobacco Products, September 13, 2009.

A cigarette sale in the states of New England


A cigarette sale rack in a convenient store in the state of Massachusetts

(L) No smoking sign plate at the entrance door in the Hampton Inn, Waterville, Maine
The percentage of smoking rooms is 10% of 81 total guest rooms.
(R) Cigarette sale racks photographed in a convenient store in Maine.
There was no health-warning signboard on the sale racks.


International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes

 
Route 1, the major north-south US Highway, serving the east coast of the United States
 
(L)The road sign shows the distance to the Canadian border is 17 miles ( 27km ), 112 miles ( 179 km ) from this point.
(R) A warning sign plate is placed on highway to draw attention for a moose crossing.
 
A clear water river near the Route 201
  
A beautifully tinged mountain along the highway ( Route 201 )

A panoramic view of mountains in Quebec from the hilltop of the state of Maine

This information plate shows the history of the highway which links the areas of Quebec and Maine States.
 
The boundary of the United Sates and Canada


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


マサチューセッツ・メイン州喫煙規制
写真撮影 2007年10月 2007年10月執筆 2009年11月 英文加筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
「禁煙席ネット」へのリンクは自由
All photographs were taken in October 2007, unless otherwise described.
The article was written in October 2007, and revised in November 2009,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



 
Smoking ban in Quebec/Canada




Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

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