Last updated: August 10, 2022
Duties / Penalties
Managers of all enterprises, institutions, and organizations are required to post no smoking signs or marks that are readily visible. Violations are punishable by a fine of 400 manats on individuals and 1,000 manats on legal entities.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to imposing a duty to post ‘no smoking’ signs.
The law imposes no specific duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays from the premises.
To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon the owner, manager, or other person in charge of the premises to remove ashtrays from the premises.
Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)
The law imposes no specific duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors of smoke-free premises to take steps to require a person stop smoking.
To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose this duty and include penalties for violations of the duty.
Not to smoke where prohibited
Individuals who smoke in restricted areas are subject to fines of: 100 manats (aircraft); 40 manats (trains); 50 manats (metro stations, platforms and metro cars); 40 manats (sea and river ports); 40 to 50 manats (buses and other passenger transport); and 30 manats (all other places).
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to not smoke where prohibited. To more fully align, the law should provide for increasing fines for repeated violations.