What areas are required to be smoke-free in Maine?
Under Maine law, indoor workplaces, restaurants, bars, outdoor dining areas, state parks, beaches and historical sites, common areas of multi-unit housing complexes and other indoor public places are required to be smoke-free. As of October 2015, Maine law also prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices (such as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers) in all indoor public places.
What areas in Maine are voluntarily tobacco-free?
Smoke-free and tobacco-free environments are becoming the norm rather than the exception in Maine.
Are people upset by tobacco-free policies?
The vast majority of Maine residents believe that people should be protected from secondhand smoke exposure. Creating a smoke-free policy is a positive way to demonstrate your commitment to the health of those in your community.
Where can I get more information about smoke-free policies?
Visit the policy template section under the Resources page of our website.