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​​Clean Air Works Workplace Smoking Restrictions 

Smoking and the use of an e-cigarette is prohibited in the Workplace

  • Employers shall post a sign in a clear and conspicuous manner stating that smoking is prohibited.
  • Smoking is not permitted in outdoor workspaces that are adjacent to indoor workspaces. Examples include restaurant and hotel patios, loading docks, valet parking areas, and unenclosed floors of construction sites;
  • Smoking bars, including hookah bars, will have signage addressing the hazards of smoking and of second hand smoke. No new permits will be issued and existing smoking bars will be allowed to operate for initial period of not more than ten years. 

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Youth Access Regulations 
Regulations Limiting Tobacco and Nicotine Access by Youth

  • Retailers shall not sell tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to youth under the age of 21.
  • Admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars is 21;
  • The sale of flavored tobacco products and nicotine delivery products other than menthol in all retail outlets other than adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars is prohibited (see the full Flavored Tobacco Product List );

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 Applying for a Permit to Sell Tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Products
If you intend to sell tobacco and/or nicotine delivery products you must first obtain a City of Boston Permit for Location and Sales of Tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Products.

To apply for this permit, you must submit the following items to the Boston Tobacco Control Program.


Other Required Materials and Store Signage

All employees who sell tobacco and/or nicotine delivery products must have a completed Employee Agreement Form signed and on file at the business location.

 All retailers who hold the “Permit for Location and Sales” shall be provided updated signage during the permit term.

Required Store Signage

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