Last updated: March 9, 2020

Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places

Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way? Examples of such places include within a specified distance of doorways, outdoor patios of bars or restaurants, parks/beaches, outdoor stadiums, and outdoor markets.
Yes

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Analysis

The law does not make a distinction between “indoor” and “outdoor.” Instead, the law simply prohibits smoking in “public places.” The law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in both the indoor and outdoor vicinities of public places.

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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, and specifically includes playing fields in a non-exhaustive list of public places. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on playing fields.

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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, and specifically includes festivals and traditional celebrations in a non-exhaustive list of public places. Therefore, smoking is prohibited at festivals and traditional celebrations.

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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, and specifically includes vegetable markets in a non-exhaustive list of public places. Therefore, smoking is prohibited at vegetable markets.