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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Georgia
Workplace View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, in which a person performs duties of employment or work, regardless of whether the work is done for compensation or on a voluntary basis, and includes private offices, common areas and any other area which generally is used or frequented during the course of employment or work. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 20)

Not Defined
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Transport View Definition

Any vehicle used for the carriage of members of the public, usually for reward or commercial gain. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 22)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The definition of "public transportation" provided in the law aligns with the definition of "public transport" provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Second Hand Smoke (or similar term) View Definition

The smoke emitted from the burning end of a cigarette or from other tobacco products usually in combination with the smoke exhaled by the smoker. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 15)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not provide a definition for "second hand smoke." However, a definition in the law is not strictly necessary because the law prohibits or restricts "smoking" in certain places, rather than prohibiting "exposure to second hand smoke."

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Smoking or Smoke View Definition

Being in possession or control of a lit tobacco product regardless of whether the smoke is being actively inhaled or exhaled. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 17)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “tobacco smoking” is narrower than the definition of “smoke” contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not specifically encompass being in possession or control of a lit tobacco product. The law should contain a definition of "smoking in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Place View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, that is accessible to the general public or for collective use by the general public regardless of ownership or right of access. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 18)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "public place." However, the law contains a definition of "buildings and other structures” which includes some of the concepts of "public place," “workplace” and "enclosed."

The law should contain a definition of "public place" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Tobacco Product View Definition

Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of "tobacco product" aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor or Enclosed View Definition

Any space covered by a roof or enclosed by one or more walls or sides, regardless of the type of material used for the roof, walls or sides, and regardless of whether the structure is permanent or temporary. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 19)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "indoor" or "enclosed." However, the law contains a definition of "buildings and other structures” which includes some of the concepts of "public place," “workplace” and "enclosed."

The law should contain a definition of "indoor" or "enclosed" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Georgia
All indoor workplaces
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in "any buildings and other structures.” However, the law provides several exceptions, including, but not limited to, penitentiaries, cigar bars, casinos, in the transit zone of an airport, in pre-trial detention cells, and in designated areas of inpatient psychiatric facilities and palliative care facilities.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All indoor public places
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in "any buildings and other structures.” However, the law provides several exceptions, including, but not limited to, penitentiaries, cigar bars, casinos, in the transit zone of an airport, in pre-trial detention cells, and in designated areas of inpatient psychiatric facilities and palliative care facilities.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All public transport
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in most public transport but allows smoking on taxis and boats. As a result, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public transportation.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Government facilities
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings or other structures” with a few exceptions that likely include some types of government buildings. The law allows areas to be set aside for smoking in psychiatric facilities, palliative care facilities, and prisons. Because smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in places that may be government-owned or operated, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all government facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Private offices
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that do not include private offices.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to private offices.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hospitals
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in medical and pharmaceutical facilities. However, the law allows smoking rooms in psychiatric facilities and palliative care facilities. Therefore, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all hospitals.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Residential healthcare facilities - public areas
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in medical and pharmaceutical facilities. However, the law allows areas to be set aside for smoking that might include public areas of residential healthcare facilities, including psychiatric facilities and palliative care facilities. Because smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas of residential healthcare facilities, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Non-residential healthcare facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in buildings of medical and pharmaceutical facilities. The law allows smoking rooms in in-patient psychiatric facilities and palliative care facilities. However, because the exceptions apply to in-patient facilities only, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in non-residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to non-residential healthcare facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Childcare facilities/preschools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in childcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to childcare facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Primary and secondary schools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in educational facilities and in other buildings intended for persons under 18.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to primary and secondary schools.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Universities/vocational facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in educational facilities, including “higher education and professional” institutions.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to universities and vocational facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shops
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that do not include shops.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to shops.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Cultural facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that do not include cultural facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 with respect to cultural facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor stadium/arenas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in stadiums. 

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor stadiums/arenas.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Restaurants
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with few exceptions that do not include restaurants.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to restaurants.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Bars/pubs/nightclubs
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that include cigar bars. As a result of this exception, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all bars/pubs/nightclubs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Casinos
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law specifically exempts casinos from the ban on smoking in “buildings and other structures.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all casinos.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodging - public areas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that do not include public areas of hotels/lodging.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to hotels/lodging. For greater clarity, the law should define the term "public place" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in "any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that do not include guest rooms of hotels/lodging. 

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to guest rooms of hotels.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Prisons/detention facilities - public areas
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions, including penitentiary institutions and in the temporary placement center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Pursuant to Art. 10(1^4), the rules and conditions for smoking in penitentiary institutions shall be determined by the Ministry of Justice. It is uncertain whether such rules have been issued.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in d prisons/detention facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “public transport, except in a taxi or boat.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited on trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to trains, buses and shared ground transportation.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “public transport, except in a taxi or boat.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in taxis.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial aircraft
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “public transport, except in a taxi or boat.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to commercial aircraft.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial watercraft
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “public transport, except in a taxi or boat.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on commercial watercraft.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “any buildings and other structures” with a few exceptions that include transit zones at airports. The law permits designated smoking rooms in transit zones.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public transport facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Georgia
Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way?
No
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Georgia
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law requires business owners to post signs. Failure to post signs regarding the rules on smoking is subject to a fine in the amount of 500 laris, and for repeated offences 1,000 laris.

The law also specifies that signs must include “a contact telephone number or other contact information.”

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to post signs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays and impose penalties for violations of that duty.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)
Yes
Yes
Analysis

Failure of business owners/ employers/supervisors to stop smoking in buildings or transportation where smoking is prohibited will result in a fine in the amount of 500 laris. Repeated violations will result in a fine in the amount of 1,000 laris.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to imposing a duty upon business owners, employers and supervisors to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not to smoke where prohibited
Yes
Yes
Analysis

Failure to comply with the rules prohibiting smoking in designated facilities will result in a fine in the amount of 500 laris. Repeated violations will result in a fine in the amount of 1,000 laris.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Other
Yes
Yes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Georgia
Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?
No
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable