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"Regarding a bill in Oregon to preempt local smokefree bar ordinances, McCallum stated that he was happy with the bill, and that the association "has really been battling local ordinances month in and month out for four years." McCallum compared the legislation to that enacted by California in 1995. When asked about the health of employees in bars, McCallum stated, "People have a choice as to whether they want to work in establishments that allow smoking. Those people have plenty of other choices [of employers] if they are offended by [smoking]. In fact, this law ensures that they have lots of other choices."

Michael McCallum
Chief Executive, Oregon Restaurant Association

Massachusetts

Massachusetts' workplaces, restaurants, and bars have been 100% smokefree since July 5, 2004. The law has limited exceptions for membership associations and smoking bars, which are defined as bars in which 51% or more of the revenue is generated by the sale of tobacco products. Massachusetts' statewide success was built upon strong 100% smokefree laws adopted in more than 100 local communities. Read Massachusetts's 100% smokefree law.

For more information about the law, visit the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program.
To report a violation, call 1- 800-992-1895 or fill out an online form.

Massachusetts law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Massachusetts.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

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