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"NAAAPI strongly opposes any preemption language regarding tobacco in any state bill... As African Americans, we are particularly opposed to state preemption of local laws, not only with respect to tobacco but in other issues as well. In many states, African Americans are concentrated in a few cities while the state population is overwhelmingly white... Therefore, on principal we support the concept of local decision-making."

National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery

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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.

Massachusetts' 2018 Legislative Session: January 3 - December 31


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