Mass. General Laws c.272 § 43A

Smoking or carrying open flame or lighted match, pipe or tobacco product in public conveyances and transportation terminals

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  • Amended by St.1968, c. 310
  • Amended by St.1987, c. 219
  • Amended by St.1993, c. 175, § 2
  • Amended by St.2018, c. 157, § 14, effective December 31, 2018

Section 43A

Whoever, in or upon a railroad carriage, steamboat, or other public conveyance, or in a terminal or other facility of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, smokes or carries an open flame or lighted match, pipe or tobacco product as defined in section 6 of chapter 270 shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten days or by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.



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