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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Sri Lanka
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

Smoking is prohibited in enclosed public places, which include workplaces. Having no definition for this key term, however, 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 “workplace” should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied by FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 20.

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

In the definition of “public place,” the term “public conveyances” is used but “public conveyances” is not further defined. 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 “public transport” should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied by FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 22.

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

Although the law does not define this term, 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)

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 smoking should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied by FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 17.

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

The definition of "public place" contained in the law aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. However, the definition could be made stronger if it specified that public places also are places of collective use regardless of ownership.

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" in the law aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" 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
Sri Lanka
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 many enclosed public places including government departments and office premises, but permits the establishment of smoking areas or spaces in airports, hotels having 30 rooms or more, and restaurants having a seating capacity of a minimum of 30 persons.

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 many enclosed public places, but permits the establishment of smoking areas or spaces in airports, hotels having 30 rooms or more, and restaurants having a seating capacity of a minimum of 30 persons.

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 public conveyances. The term “public conveyances” is undefined, however, making it difficult to determine if the prohibition includes all public transport. “Public conveyances” is interpreted, however, to include all public means of transportation. Therefore, the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

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 government departments, office premises, court houses, libraries, and educational institutions.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates 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 office premises and places to which the public has access, whether as a right or otherwise. The law is interpreted as requiring private offices to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 hospitals.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 hospitals, clinics, dispensaries and laboratories. Although the law does not specifically address the public areas of residential healthcare facilities, the law is interpreted as requiring them to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 hospitals, clinics, dispensaries and laboratories. Although the law does not specifically address non-residential healthcare facilities, the law is interpreted as requiring these places to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 schools, universities or other educational institutions.

Because childcare facilities, as educational institutions, are 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 many enclosed public places including schools, universities or other educational institutions.

As schools are 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 many enclosed public places including universities or other educational institutions.

As universities and vocational facilities are 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 supermarkets and places to which the public has access. Although the law does not specifically address shops, the law is interpreted as requiring these places to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 libraries, museums, theatres and places to which the public has access. Although the law does not specifically address cultural facilities, the law is interpreted as requiring these places to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 sports complexes and places to which the public has access. Although the law does not specifically address indoor stadiums and arenas, the law is interpreted as requiring these places to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 restaurants, but provides that smoking areas or spaces may be located in restaurants having a seating capacity of a minimum of 30 persons.

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

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 including clubs with a seating capacity of less than 30 persons, but allows smoking in bars and pubs.

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

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 does not prohibit or restrict smoking in casinos.

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

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 hotels, but provides that smoking areas or spaces may be located in hotels having 30 rooms or more.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
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 provides that smoking areas or spaces may be located in hotels having 30 rooms or more. The law does not differentiate between public spaces and guest rooms with regard to the location of smoking areas or spaces.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all hotel guest rooms to be 100% smoke free.

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 many enclosed public places including government departments, public institutions and places to which the public has access. Although the law does not specifically address the public areas of prisons and detentions facilities, the law is interpreted as requiring these places to be 100% smoke free.

Accordingly, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 conveyances, but the term “public conveyances” is undefined. This term, however, is interpreted to include trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

As trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation are interpreted to be 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 public conveyances, but the term “public conveyances” is undefined. This term, however, is interpreted to include taxis.

As taxis are interpreted to be 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 conveyances, but the term “public conveyances” is undefined. This term, however, is interpreted to include commercial aircraft.

As commercial aircraft are interpreted to be 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 public conveyances, but the term “public conveyances” is undefined. This term, however, is interpreted to include commercial watercraft.

As commercial watercraft are interpreted to be 100% smoke free, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 waiting rooms in railway stations and bus terminals, but permits the establishment of smoking areas or spaces in airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport facilities to be 100% smoke free.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Sri Lanka
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
Sri Lanka
Post signs
No
No
Analysis

There are no duties imposed upon business owners / employers / supervisors to post signs.

Such a duty should be imposed in accordance with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

There is no duty imposed upon business owners, employers or supervisors to remove ashtrays.

Such a duty should be imposed in accordance with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

There is no duty imposed upon business owners, employers or supervisors to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

Such a duty should be imposed in accordance with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law provides for penalties of non-compliance with the smoking ban. Penalties include a fine not to exceed 2000 rupees or imprisonment not to exceed on year or both.

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

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