The Amherst Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm to review and hear comments relative to a proposed Board of Health Regulation entitled “Prohibiting Smoking in Workplace and Public Places”. Please note, this meeting will be conducted virtually and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. A hyperlink to the hearing will be posted on the Town’s online calendar.
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Proposed policies in the draft regulation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Protect the health of employees in their workplaces from exposure to secondhand smoke
- Protect the health of the general public from extended exposure to secondhand smoke in places where they congregate
- It shall be the responsibility of the employer to provide a smoke and vape free environment for all employees working in an enclosed workplace as well as those workplaces
- The use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited per M.G.L. Ch. 270, §22
A draft of the regulation is available for review at the Town of Amherst web site: www.amherstma.gov or the Amherst Public Health Department located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.
For more information, contact Health Director Emma Dragon at 413-259-3077.