Smoking ban in Massachusetts and Maine
Massachusetts imposed tough smoking ban.
In July 2004, the state of Massachusetts banned smoking in all workplaces, including restaurants and bars.
Smokers face a $100 fine for each violation, and business owners who allow smoking in their establishment
face fines of up to $300.
(L) Salem is a coastal city off the Atlantic ocean, which is famous for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
(R) The sea is shallow, and the beach is clean. ( Atlantic Sea )
The State of Maine is located in the northeastern United States, with the Atlantic Ocean in the east.
It is known for its scenery its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested interior
as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. The largest city is Portland and the capital is Augusta.
Estimated total population is about 1,300,000 in 2008.
Statewide smoking ban in maine
The sate of Maine has been banned smoking in restaurants since September 1999. State government prohibited
smoking in bars in January 2004.
(L) A 'welcome to Maine' sign board, at Kittery, Maine.
(R) No smoking sign board in the area within 50 feet ( 15.24 meters ), placed at the visitor Center of Department of Transportation, Kittery, Maine.
Maine promotes smoke-free air policies to tourists.
Maine is using highway signs to promote its smoke-free air ordinance in public buildings as another reason for vacationers
to visit the state. The signs are intended to promote awareness among both visitors and residents of Maine, who aren't
familiar with the state's smoking restrictions.
(L) A big tree was turning yellow and a blue sky in a Massachusetts town. (R) Map source: University of Texas Libraries
Maine Bans Smoking While Driving with Youths
The state of Maine passed one of the most restrictive smoking bans in the United States.The action by the Bangor
City Council is to ban smoking in cars in which children under 18 are passengers, and to permit police to stop a car
if an adult is smoking while a child is a passenger. The smoking driver can be fined $50. The ordinance is aimed at
protecting children from secondhand smoke. The law came into effect in September 2008.
Portland City, Maine Bans Smoking Outside at Restaurants.
The new state law bans smoking in outdoor dining areas. That includes restaurants, bars and snack bars.
The law is modeled after Portland's smoke-free outdoor dining ordinance. After September 2009,
smokers will not be able to light up when they are eating or drinking outside at restaurants.
Source: Suns News: Other Tobacco Products, September 13, 2009.
A cigarette sale in the states of New England
A cigarette sale rack in a convenient store in the state of Massachusetts
(L) No smoking sign plate at the entrance door in the Hampton Inn, Waterville, Maine
The percentage of smoking rooms is 10% of 81 total guest rooms.
(R) Cigarette sale racks photographed in a convenient store in Maine.
There was no health-warning signboard on the sale racks.
International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
Route 1, the major north-south US Highway, serving the east coast of the United States
(L)The road sign shows the distance to the Canadian border is 17 miles ( 27km ), 112 miles ( 179 km ) from this point.
(R) A warning sign plate is placed on highway to draw attention for a moose crossing.
A clear water river near the Route 201
A beautifully tinged mountain along the highway ( Route 201 )
A panoramic view of mountains in Quebec from the hilltop of the state of Maine
This information plate shows the history of the highway which links the areas of Quebec and Maine States.
The boundary of the United Sates and Canada
Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada
Smoke-free BC Canada
Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan
Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba
Smoke-free Ontario Act
Tobaco Control in Quebec
Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick
Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
USA and CANADA 2007
Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal
Ottawa Vermont and New Hampshire Boston Boston Railway Boston Subway
Amtrak Acela Express Manhattan1 Manhattan2 New York Railway New York Subway and JFK Airport
USA and CANADA 2010
Washington, DC Ontario Michigan
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver
North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit
Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta
Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011
写真撮影 2007年10月 2007年10月執筆 2009年11月 英文加筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
All photographs were taken in October 2007, unless otherwise described.
The article was written in October 2007, and revised in November 2009,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.