Is this the only law regarding smoking?
The Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law does not prevent cities an d towns from passing stricter laws. The majority of cities and towns also have regulations, by-laws, or ordinances on secondhand smoke. The state law permits cities and towns to pass stricter laws than the state law. If there is a difference between the state law and a local law, the stronger law prevails. For example, some cities and town have
banned smoking in all private clubs while the state law is not as strict.

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1. Can a restaurant or a bar have smoking on an outdoor patio or deck?
2. What if the outdoor space has a ceiling?
3. What if the outdoor space has walls and no ceiling?
4. Are there any additional conditions I need to meet before constructing or renovating an outdoor space for smoking?
5. Is this the only law regarding smoking?
6. When is a membership association considered open to the public and required to be smoke-free?
7. When may smoking be permitted at private clubs or membership associations?
8. Can full members of the membership association smoke while the facility is open to the public?