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    Clean Indoor Air Act

    Mar​yland's Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007

    Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 was signed into law on May 17, 2007. The purpose of the Act is to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of Maryland by limiting exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. The Act prohibits smoking in indoor areas open to the public except in limited circumstances. The Act specifically prohibits smoking in:

    • Public meeting places 
    • Public transportation vehicles
    • Indoor places of employment

    Regulatory authority:  

    • Department of Health (for public areas) 
    • ​Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (for workplaces, especially those not generally open to the public) 

    The Maryland Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 prohibits smoking in virtually all indoor workplaces in order to “preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of Maryland by limiting exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.” law provides for fair and consistent statewide protection from exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor settings. ​

    Annual Reports​

    Annual Reports on the Clean Indoor Air Act can be found at https://health.maryland.gov/phpa/Pages/ReportsNew.aspx.