Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

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No Preemption

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"Local communities should continue to control smoking in public. State legislatures should assume responsibility for ensuring smoke-free areas. Any preemptive tobacco laws should be repealed by public demand."

American Medical Association
Journal of the American Medical Association, July 19, 1995

Maryland

All of Maryland's enclosed workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and private clubs, are 100% smokefree as of February 1, 2008. Maryland's statewide smokefree victory followed years of hard work to enact strong local smokefree laws that covered 50% of Maryland's population, including laws in Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Takoma Park, Kensington, Baltimore and Rockville. Read Maryland's smokefree law.

For more information about the smokefree law or to file a complaint, call the Clean Indoor Air Act Help Line at 1-866-703-3266 or visit the Maryland Department of Health.

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

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

Maryland's 2018 Legislative Session: January 10 - April 10


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