Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth Annual Town Meeting 4-13-1987, Art. 90. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The smoking or burning of tobacco is a danger to health and a cause of material annoyance and discomfort to those who are present in a confined area. This chapter is adopted to provide reasonable protection of the health of Town employees and of the public.
No person shall smoke at any open meeting of any agency, department or committee of the Town of Falmouth.
No person shall smoke in any public building in the Town of Falmouth except in an area which has specifically been designated as a smoking area. An area may be designated as a smoking area only if no-smoking areas of sufficient size and capacity are available to accommodate nonsmokers.
Any person aggrieved by the willful failure or refusal to comply with any provision of this chapter may complain in writing to the head of the department or agency occupying the area where the violation takes place. Said agency or department head shall respond in writing within fifteen (15) days to the complainant that (s)he has inspected the area described in the complaint and has enforced the provisions of this chapter. Said agency or department head shall file a copy of the original complaint and the response thereto with the Board of Health.
The Board of Health shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit smoking in a completely enclosed private office used by an individual within a public building within the Town of Falmouth.