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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
Analysis

The law does not define "workplace." The failure to define this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of provisions in the law that restrict smoking in workplaces.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of workplace" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 law does not define "public transport." The failure to define this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of provisions in the law that prohibit smoking in public transport.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition 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 contain a definition of "second hand smoke." However, a definition is not necessary, as the law prohibits 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)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "smoking" or "smoke." The failure to define this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of provisions in the law that prohibit smoking in certain public places and public transport.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "smoking" or "smoke" 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 define "public place." The failure to define this key term may hinder implementation and enforcement of provisions in the law that prohibit smoking in public places.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, 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))

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not define "tobacco product." The failure to define this key term may hinder efforts to implement the Art. 8 requirement to protect against exposure to tobacco smoke.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "tobacco product" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC.

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." A definition is not strictly necessary in order to interpret the law because the law does not prohibit smoking in "indoor" places, but rather, prohibits smoking in a list of places. However, the failure to define this key term may hinder implementation of the Art. 8 requirement to protect against exposure to tobacco smoke in indoor public places and indoor workplaces.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should define "indoor" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Guinea
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 certain enumerated public places. However, the law requires a smoking area in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." All of these places are workplaces for some people. Therefore, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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

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 certain enumerated public places. However, the law requires a smoking area in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." Therefore, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All public transport
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 certain enumerated public places, including public transportation. (Although the law requires a smoking area in some public transport facilities, including bus and train stations and airports, these are considered under the categories of indoor public places and indoor workplaces.)

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Government 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 certain enumerated public places, including "public administration offices, [and] offices of government departments." Therefore, government facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in government facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hospitals
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 certain enumerated public places, including "hospital institutions or public, private or community health care facilities." Therefore, hospitals are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in hospitals.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Residential healthcare facilities - 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 certain enumerated public places, including "hospital institutions or public, private or community health care facilities." Therefore, public areas of residential healthcare facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 certain enumerated public places, including "hospital institutions or public, private or community health care facilities." Therefore, non-residential healthcare facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 certain enumerated public places, including "kindergartens and places where children are accommodated." Therefore, childcare facilities and preschools are smoke free.

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

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 certain enumerated public places, including "school and university institutions." Therefore, primary and secondary schools are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 certain enumerated public places, including "school and university institutions." Therefore, universities and vocational facilities are smoke free.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shops
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 certain enumerated public places. "Shops" are not among the places listed. Therefore, smoking is allowed in shops.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Cultural 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 certain enumerated public places, including "movie houses, theaters and concert halls." However, the law does not address other types of cultural facilities, such as museums. Therefore, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and indoor workplaces, including 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 certain enumerated public places, including "sports facilities and stadiums" and "venues for spectacles." Therefore, indoor stadiums and arenas are smoke free.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Restaurants
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 certain enumerated public places. This list includes restaurants and cafes. However, the law requires a smoking area in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." Because smoking areas are required in restaurants, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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 and indoor workplaces, including 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 certain enumerated public places. This list includes bars and nightclubs. However, the law requires a smoking area in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." Because smoking areas are required in bars and nightclubs, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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 and indoor workplaces, including bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Casinos
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 certain enumerated public places. "Casinos" are not among the places listed. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing smoking in casinos.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodging - 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 certain enumerated public places. This list includes "hotel corridors." However, the law requires a smoking area in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." The law is interpreted as requiring a smoking area in public areas of hotels (other than corridors). Therefore, the regulatory status "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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 and indoor workplaces, including hotels.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in certain enumerated public places. This list includes "hotel corridors." The law goes on to state that a smoking area is required in "hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, workplaces, bus and train stations and airports." However, the law does not address whether a guest room may be a smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status "Uncertain" is given.

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 and indoor workplaces, including hotel guest rooms.

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 certain enumerated public places. "Prisons" and "detention facilities" are not among the places listed. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing smoking in prisons and detention facilities.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and indoor workplaces, including prisons and 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 certain enumerated public places, including "public transportation" and "on board interurban, regular or occasional highway transportation vehicles." This is interpreted as including all trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
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 certain enumerated public places, including "public transportation." This is interpreted as including taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 certain enumerated public places, including "on board passenger aircraft."

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial watercraft
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 certain enumerated public places, including "public transportation." This is interpreted as including commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 certain enumerated public places. However, the law requires a smoking area in some categories of places, including bus and train stations and airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces, indoor public places, and public transport, including public transportation stations and airports.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Guinea
Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way?
Yes
Yes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Guinea
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law imposes a duty on a manager, administrator, or proprietor of a non-smoking place to post no-smoking signs. Violators of this provision are subject to "imprisonment of from 15 days to one month, and a fine of from 100,000 GNF to 500,000 GNF, or one of these penalties only."

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a penalty for failure to post signs. To more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the drafters of the law should consider imposing increased penalties for repeat violations, and/or other penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

In addition, the law imposes the same penalty on individuals who smoke in smoke free places as businesses that fail to comply with smoke free provisions. To align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose higher fines and penalties on businesses, which generally have greater resources, in order to deter violations.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty to remove ashtrays.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)
No
No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty on business owners, employers, and/or supervisors to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

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

The law imposes a duty on individuals not to smoke where prohibited. Violators of this provision are subject to "imprisonment of from 15 days to one month, and a fine of from 100,000 GNF to 500,000 GNF, or one of these penalties only."

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a penalty for smoking in a no-smoking area. However, the law imposes the same penalty on individuals who smoke in smoke free places as businesses that fail to comply with smoke free provisions. To more fully align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose higher fines and penalties on businesses, which generally have greater resources, in order to deter violations.

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