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Smoking is illegal inside bars, restaurants in Maryland.


Maryland has an estimated population of about 5,600,000. Immigration from outside the United States
resulted in a net increase of 130,000 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of
the 13,000 people. Maryland is a life science hub with over 350 biotechnology firms, making it the
third-largest cluster in the nation. Institutions and agencies located throughout Maryland include the
firms of University system of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and National Institute of Health (NIH).

(L) Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland
(R) Sunset over a marsh at Cardinal Cove, on the Patuxent River, located southwest of Baltimore

Ocean City and Coastal Highway, on the seashores of Atlantic Sea

(L) Physical regions of Maryland: Atlantic Costal Plain, Piedmont Region and Appalachian Mountains.
(R) The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects Maryland's eastern and western shores, is the most popular route
for tourists to reach the resort town of Ocean City. It is a major dual-span bridge in the state of Maryland.
The writer has passed a newly constructed the parallel span of the 7 km-length bridge by a new GM station wagon,
in April 1974.

Source: University of Texas Libraries

(L) A richy farm land in Maryland
(R) New Carrolton is a suburban residential community, which is located between Baltimore, Annapolis and Washingtion, DC.
This photograph was taken in October 2010, by Dr. J. Miyamoto.

Maryland Clean Air Act of 2007

Maryland Governor signed the Clean Air Act of 2007, extending the state's smoking ban to bars,
restaurants, and private social clubs. The statewide smoking ban, which became effective February,
2008, and smoking is prohibited in the indoor areas open to the public. Smoking is also prohibited
in government-owned or government-operated means of mass transportation.

Exceptions to this law include hotel rooms、as long as the total number of smoking rooms is not
greater than 25%. A first violation will result in a written warning.  A second violation will result in
a civil penalty of $100, and each additional violation will result in a penalty of not less than $250.
Bar and restaurant owners could avoid fines if people light up and the owners can prove they
took steps to prevent indoor smoking, such as removing ashtrays and posting no-smoking signs.
There is no smoking restriction at the outside.

Total Smoking Ban in USA

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

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The article was written in November 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Smoking ban in Virginia to protect restaurants workers and patrons

受動喫煙防止条例  屋内全面禁煙  鉄道車内完全禁煙レンタカー レストラン バー 飲食店 ホテル 空港 公共空間 喫煙規制
Restaurant hotel railway rent-a-car travel airport tobacco smoking ban