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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Senegal
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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of workplace in the law aligns with the definition of "workplace" in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. However, the definition would be clearer if it specified that "workplace" includes all common areas frequented during the course of employment and encompasses temporary places where work is performed.

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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of "public transport" aligns 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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of "secondary smoke" aligns with the definition of "second hand smoke" provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 "smoking" aligns 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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

Read together, the definitions of “public place” and “place open to the public” align with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. However, the definition could be clearer if it specified that public places could be permanent or temporary.

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 products" 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

Having no definition for this key term makes interpretation of many provisions difficult. This can hamper application and implementation of FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

A definition of "indoor" or "enclosed" should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied by FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 19.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Senegal
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 common area of an enclosed or covered workplace, without exception. However, designated smoking rooms are allowed in private areas of hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor workplaces to be 100% smoke free.

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 common area of an enclosed or covered public place, without exception. However, designated smoking rooms are allowed in private areas of hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places to be 100% smoke free.

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 all means of public transportation. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 any common area of an enclosed or covered workplace, and prohibits any public official from smoking in their workplace. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all government facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 enclosed or covered work place, including in any public official’s workplace, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in private offices that are not within these places.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in this respect.

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 specifically prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in hospitals.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 specifically prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 specifically prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions. Therefore, smoking is prohibited 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 specifically prohibits smoking in structures housing preschool establishments. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in childcare facilities and preschools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 specifically prohibits smoking in schools. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

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 specifically prohibits smoking in institutions of higher learning. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities.

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 enclosed or covered public place or work place, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Shops do not fall into any of these areas exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in 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 enclosed or covered public place or work place, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Cultural facilities do not fall into any of these areas exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in cultural facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines 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 any enclosed or covered public place or work place, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Indoor stadiums and arenas do not fall into any of these areas exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 most public places and workplaces, but allows “an enclosed and insulated smoking room” to be set up in certain places such as restaurants.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Bars/pubs/nightclubs
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 most public places and workplaces, but allows “an enclosed and insulated smoking room” to be set up in certain places such as restaurants. Where a bar is also considered to be a restaurant, smoking rooms are allowed. Where a bar is not considered to be a restaurant, smoking is prohibited. Accordingly, the regulatory status "100% Smoke Free" is assigned.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Casinos
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 enclosed or covered public place or work place, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Casinos do not fall into any of these areas exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in casinos.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 most public places and workplaces, but allows “an enclosed and insulated smoking room” to be set up in certain places such as hotels.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
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 places and workplaces, but allows “an enclosed and insulated smoking room” to be set up in certain places such as hotels. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing smoking in certain hotel rooms.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Prisons/detention 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 any enclosed or covered public place or work place, except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Prisons do not fall into any of these areas exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in prisons.

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

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 on all means of public transport, which includes trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation. Additionally, the law prohibits smoking in any vehicle that comprises a workplace. Because shared ground transportation is a workplace for some, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 all public transportation, which is defined as: “any means of transport for people, including elevators, to which one has access free of charge or in exchange for payment." Additionally, the law prohibits smoking in any vehicle that comprises a workplace. Because taxis are a workplace for some, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 all public transportation, which is defined as: “any means of transport for people, including elevators, to which one has access free of charge or in exchange for payment." Additionally, the law prohibits smoking in any vehicle that comprises a workplace. These provisions are interpreted as prohibiting smoking 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
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 all public transportation, which is defined as: “any means of transport for people, including elevators, to which one has access free of charge or in exchange for payment." Additionally, the law prohibits smoking in any vehicle that comprises a workplace. These provisions are interpreted as prohibiting smoking in commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 all public places and workplaces, Including in external structures such as sheds and hangars, but allows “an enclosed and insulated smoking room” to be set up in certain places such as airports. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing smoking in some public transport facilities.

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
Senegal
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
Senegal
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law requires that signs reading “Smoking prohibited” or “Non-smoking area” be posted by the operator or person in charge of places where smoking is prohibited. Further specifications are included in Administrative Order No. 18416.

Violations of this provision are subject to a fine of 150,000 to 300,000 FCFA; and prohibition of any activity that might give rise to the continuation of the violation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to post signs. To more fully align, the law should provide for increasing fines for repeated violations.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law requires that the person in charge of a place where smoking is prohibited remove all ashtrays.

Violations of this provision are subject to a fine of 150,000 to 300,000 FCFA; and prohibition of any activity that might give rise to the continuation of the violation.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should specify the size of posted signs, and should require that the signage provide a way to report violations. The law should also provide for increasing fines for repeated violations.

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

The law requires employers and supervisors to take “all measures to see to it that the law is obeyed.” This is interpreted as requiring a person to stop smoking. An employer or supervisor who does not comply with this duty is subject to a fine of 150,000 to 300,000 FCFA. Other penalties include prohibition of any activity that may give rise to a continued violation and the suspension of tobacco sales for six months to one year.

The law also includes a sanction for corporate entities (other than the State) on whose account or for whose benefit, an infraction has been committed. They are to be punished by a fine of an amount equal to five times that incurred by natural persons.

They may be sentenced to one or several of the following punishments: - Dissolution, if they were created for the purpose of committing the incriminated acts, - Definitive or temporary closing for a period ranging from six months to one year for the establishments, or for one of the company’s establishments that served to commit the incriminated acts (…) - The posting of the judgment handed down or dissemination thereof in the print press, or by any means of audiovisual communication, at the expense of the juridical person in question. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to a duty to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

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

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a duty on smokers not to smoke where prohibited.

Anyone who violates the ban on smoking in public places or places open to the public shall be subject to a punishment of a fine of 50,000 to 100,000 FCFA.

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