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City of Worcester Board of Health Notice of Proposed Regulation and Opportunity for Public Comment

For Immediate Release: 8/29/2023 2:38 pm

The Worcester Board of Health proposes to adopt a regulation under the authority of Massachusetts General Law c. 111, § 31. The proposed Regulation relative to Maximum Number of Tobacco Product Sales Permits and Smoking Bar Permits includes the following provisions:

  • Maximum number of tobacco product sales permits and smoking bar permits issued by the Board of Health in Worcester.
  • Facility distance from private or public elementary or secondary schools.
  • Facility distance from existing facility holding a valid Tobacco Product Sales Permit and/or Smoking Bar permit.

All persons desiring to submit data, views, or comments concerning the proposed  regulation may submit them in writing to Attn: Director, Worcester Division of Public Health, 25 Meade Street, Worcester, MA 01610 or email them  to Written comments should include the sender’s name, mailing address, and organization or affiliation, if any. Written comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2023. 

The Board of Health will accept public comment on the Regulations during a public hearing to be held at the Worcester Division of Public Health, 25 Meade Street, Conference Room 109, Worcester, MA on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will also be available virtually. Please contact the staff liaison at 508-799-8531 ext. 33151 at least 5 business days in advance for any special accommodations.

The complete text of the proposed Regulation may be viewed on the City website at or obtained through the Worcester Division of Public Health, 25 Meade Street, Worcester, MA 01610. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Board may adopt a revised version of the proposed actions taking into account relevant comments and any other practical alternatives that come to the Board’s attention


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