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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Sweden
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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “workplace.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. 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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “public transport.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. 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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “second hand smoke.” Although this term is not defined, a definition is not strictly necessary because the term is not used in the Act or Regulations. The law’s smoke free measures provide that “smoking is prohibited in” specified places, rather than, for example, “no person shall be exposed to second hand smoke” in specified places.

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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “smoking” or “smoke.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, 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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “public place.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. 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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “tobacco product.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. 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 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 Tobacco Act does not contain a definition of “indoor” or “enclosed.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, 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
Sweden
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

Section 8 of the Tobacco Act states that an employee has a right not to be exposed to tobacco smoke against his or her will. However, designated smoking areas are allowed in all workplaces. In addition, Section 6 of the Tobacco Act allows areas to be set aside for smoking in healthcare facilities, long term care facilities, means of transport, and other public premises. In restaurants, smoking is permitted in separate rooms set aside for smoking. In hotels, smoking is allowed in designated guest rooms. In schools and childcare facilities, smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas available to staff only. In addition, under Section 5 of the Act, the smoking ban does not apply to residential accommodation where a person may be employed.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces to be 100% smoke free. In addition, as FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 21, provides, careful consideration should be given to workplaces that are individuals’ homes or dwelling places, as these are workplaces for others.

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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in public places. However, Section 6 of the Tobacco Act allows areas to be set aside for smoking in healthcare facilities, long term care facilities, means of transport, and other public premises. In restaurants, smoking is permitted in separate rooms set aside for smoking. In hotels, smoking is allowed in designated guest rooms. In schools and childcare facilities, smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas available to staff only. Because smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in virtually all public places, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

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

Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking on means of domestic public transport. However, Section 6 of the Tobacco Act permits smoking on public transport in an area specifically set aside for smoking. Therefore, for example, smoking may be permitted in a specified area of a train or ship.

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

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 Tobacco Act does not specifically address smoking in government facilities, however the Act allows smoking in designated smoking areas in places that may be government owned or operated. Specifically, Section 6 of the Tobacco Act allows areas to be set aside for smoking in healthcare facilities, long term care facilities, means of transport and transport facilities, and other public premises. In schools and childcare facilities, smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas available to staff only. Because smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in places that may be government owned or operated, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Private offices
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

Section 8 of the Tobacco Act states that an employee has a right not to be exposed to tobacco smoke against his or her will. However, designated smoking areas are allowed in all workplaces, which is interpreted to include private offices.

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

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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking “in premises intended for health and medical care”, which includes hospitals. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in areas set aside for smoking. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking “in premises intended for health and medical care,” which includes residential healthcare facilities. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in areas set aside for smoking. Smoking areas could be in public areas of residential healthcare facilities, and therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Non-residential healthcare 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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking “in premises intended for health and medical care,” which includes non-residential healthcare facilities. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in areas set aside for smoking. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Childcare facilities/preschools
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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking “in premises intended for child care, school activities and other activities for children or young people”, which includes childcare facilities and preschools. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such facilities in designated smoking areas accessible to staff only. Because smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Primary and secondary schools
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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking “in premises intended for child care, school activities and other activities for children or young people,” which includes primary and secondary schools. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such facilities in designated smoking areas accessible to staff only. Because smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Universities/vocational 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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in listed places and “in premises other than those [listed] if the general public has access to the premises.” However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such public premises in designated smoking areas. Universities and vocational facilities fall within this category of public premises, and therefore smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shops
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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in listed places and “in premises other than those [listed] if the general public has access to the premises.” However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such public premises in designated smoking areas. Shops and stores fall within this category of public premises, and therefore smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in shops and stores.

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

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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in listed places and “in premises other than those [listed] if the general public has access to the premises.” However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such public premises in designated smoking areas. Cultural facilities fall within this category of public premises, and therefore smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in cultural facilities.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor stadium/arenas
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

Section 2.6 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in premises other than those listed “when a public meeting or public event” as referred to in the Public Order Act is arranged, and in premises intended to be used by those taking part in such a meeting or event. Under the Public Order Act, public meetings and public events include, among others, concerts and other artistic productions; competitions and shows in sports, health and flying; markets and fairs; and “other events.” As these are the types of events that take place in indoor stadiums and arenas, Section 2.6 of the Act is interpreted as covering indoor stadiums and arenas. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such facilities in designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Section 2.5 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in indoor areas of restaurants. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in restaurants in separate rooms set aside for smoking. The rooms may comprise “only a small part” of the establishment and must be located so that visitors do not have to pass through them. Service is not permitted in these rooms when people are smoking, and food and beverages may not be brought into these rooms. Rooms are also subject to ventilation requirements.

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
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

Section 2.5 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in indoor areas of restaurants and “other establishments serving food or beverages”, which includes bars, pubs and nightclubs. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such places in separate rooms set aside for smoking. Service is not permitted in these rooms when people are smoking, and food and beverages may not be brought into these rooms. Rooms are also subject to ventilation requirements.

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

Section 2.5 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in indoor areas of restaurants and “other establishments serving food or beverages,” which includes casinos. However, Section 6 of the Act permits smoking in such places in separate rooms set aside for smoking. Service is not permitted in these rooms when people are smoking, and food and beverages may not be brought into these rooms. Rooms are also subject to ventilation requirements.

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

Section 2 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in listed places and “in premises other than those [listed] if the general public has access to the premises.” However, Section 6 of the Act goes to state that smoking is permitted in such public premises in designated smoking areas. Public areas of hotels fall within this category of public premises, and therefore smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas in public areas of 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 Tobacco Act requires that smoking be prohibited in “a certain number” of hotel guest rooms. However, the law does not specify the number or percentage of rooms that must be designated as no-smoking.

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

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

A policy of the Prison and Probation Service prohibits smoking inside prisons. Smoking is allowed only in outside areas.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis
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

Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking on means of domestic public transport. However, Section 6 of the Act goes on to state that smoking is permitted on public transport in an area specifically set aside for smoking. Technically, this section could be used to allow smoking on trains, buses, and other shared ground transport. The National Train Transport Authority (SJ), however, prohibits smoking on trains. See policy at: http://www.sj.se/sj/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=183&a=156974&l=sv.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all public transport, including trains, buses, and other shared ground transport.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
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

Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking on means of domestic public transport. However, Section 6 of the Act goes on to state that smoking is permitted on public transport in an area specifically set aside for smoking. It is unclear how implementation of designated smoking areas in taxis would work. Therefore, the regulatory status “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all public transport, including taxis.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial aircraft
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

Smoking is prohibited on all domestic and international flights in and out of Sweden. Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking on means of domestic public transport. However, Section 6 of the Act goes on to state that smoking is permitted on public transport in an area specifically set aside for smoking. Technically, this section could be used to allow smoking on commercial aircraft. 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 on all public transport, including all parts of commercial aircraft.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial watercraft
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

Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking on means of domestic public transport. However, Section 6 of the Act goes on to state that smoking is permitted on public transport in an area specifically set aside for smoking. Therefore, smoking may be permitted in specified areas on commercial watercraft. In practice, smoking is allowed in designated smoking rooms and outdoor areas but not in cabins.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all public transport, including all parts of 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

Section 2.4 of the Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in public transport facilities. However, Section 6 of the Act goes on to state that smoking is permitted in such facilities in an area specifically set aside for smoking. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is assigned.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Sweden
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
Sweden
Post signs
No
No
Analysis

The Tobacco Act requires the owner or manager of premises to ensure compliance with provisions of the Act. However, the law does not specifically state that business owners or managers must post signs.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require business owners or managers to post “No Smoking” signs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The Tobacco Act requires the owner or manager of premises to ensure compliance with provisions of the Act. However, the law does not specifically state that business owners or managers must remove ashtrays.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require business owners or managers to remove ashtrays.

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

The Tobacco Act requires the owner or manager of premises to ensure compliance with provisions of the Act. The law does not specifically state that business owners or managers must warn a person who smokes, or discontinue service. However, the law does state that any person who smokes despite being requested not to, may be asked to leave. This implies that a business owner or manager may ask a smoker to leave the premises, but does not actually require a business owner or manager to do so.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require business owners or managers to take steps to require a person to stop smoking in a no-smoking area.

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

The Tobacco Act imposes a duty upon smokers not to smoke where prohibited. A person who smokes where prohibited may be asked to leave the premises. However, the law does not provide for a fine for smokers who smoke where prohibited.

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