Monday, June 15, 2009

Anti-Smoking Legislation

The Watertown Tab & Press has a handy summary of pending anti-smoking legislation in Massachusetts in their June 12 edition. While you'll need to scroll down a bit to see it, in a section called "Tobacco Crackdown" the paper lists a number of pending bills, including proposals prohibiting:
  • smoking within 25 feet of the door of a public building (H 2162)
  • people under 18 from buying, possessing or smoking tobacco (H 3593)
  • sale of flavored cigarettes (H 2076)
  • smoking in a car with children (H3475)
  • smoking by anyone anywhere (H 2129)

Information on existing smoking laws is available at our Law About Smoking.