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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Lebanon
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” aligns 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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “public transportation” aligns with the definition of public transportation 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

Although this term is not defined, a definition is not strictly necessary because the term is not used within the law. The law’s smoke free measures provide that “smoking is prohibited” in enclosed public places, rather than, for example, “no person shall be exposed to second hand smoke in enclosed public 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)

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

The definition of “public place” aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. Although the definition of “public place” contains a list of public places, the definition clearly states that “public places” are not limited to those places listed. The definition broadly encompasses all “places open to the public” and therefore it aligns with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines definition of public place.

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” is broader and more inclusive than the definition provided in the FCTC because it includes “tobacco alternatives” (which is defined to include products such as e-cigarettes or ENDS products (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), as well as products made directly from tobacco.

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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

There is no separate definition for the terms “indoor” or “enclosed.” However, the law defines “enclosed public place” and within that definition defines the term “enclosed.”

The definition of “enclosed” is narrower than the definition provided by the FCTC because it encompasses places with “more than 2 walls,” whereas the FCTC definition encompasses places with “one or more walls.” Therefore, the scope of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places is less expansive than envisioned by FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a definition of “enclosed” or “indoor” should be provided in accordance with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Lebanon
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 all enclosed workplaces. However, the law allows hotels to allocate 20% of their room capacity for smokers, provided that these are adjoining rooms. Because hotel rooms are workplaces for some, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all enclosed public places and workplaces, including guest rooms in hotels and other lodging, 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 all enclosed public places. However, the law allows hotels to allocate 20% of their room capacity for smokers, provided that these are adjoining rooms. Although guest rooms are not public places, permitting smoking in some guest rooms will result in exposure to tobacco smoke in other areas of the hotel, including public areas.  Therefore, because of this exception, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given rather than “100% Smoke Free.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all enclosed public places and workplaces, including guest rooms in hotels and other lodging, 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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes a non-exhaustive list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “official departments, offices and centers pertaining thereto, including public institutions. . . .” Therefore, smoking is prohibited 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 all enclosed workplaces. Workplaces is broadly defined to include "any place used collectively by people while performing their remunerated or benevolent duties." This is interpreted to include private offices.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hospitals
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 enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes a non-exhaustive list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes hospitals. 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 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” specifically includes “all institutions of health,” including their outdoor and enclosed areas. 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 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” specifically includes “all institutions of health,” including their outdoor and enclosed areas. 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 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “used collectively” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “schools.” Under these provisions, 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 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “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 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “used collectively” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “schools” and “universities.” 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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “shopping malls.” Smoking is prohibited in other types of shops under the ban on smoking in “workplaces,” as shops are workplaces. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all shops and stores.

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

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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes cinemas and theaters. Smoking in other types of cultural facilities is prohibited as places “open to the public” and “work places.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all 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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” specifically includes “all institutions of . . . sport,” including their outdoor and enclosed areas. Therefore, smoking is prohibited 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
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 enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes restaurants. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in restaurants.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Bars/pubs/nightclubs
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 enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public” and provides an exemplary, non-exhaustive, list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes nightclubs. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in bars, pubs and nightclubs.

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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited 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
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 enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of hotels and other lodging.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of hotels and other lodging.

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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. However, the law specifically allows hotels to allocate 20% of their room capacity for smokers, provided that these are adjoining rooms and therefore the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all enclosed public places and workplaces, including guest rooms in hotels and other lodging, 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 all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes an exemplary, non-exhaustive list of places that are “public places,” which specifically includes “public institutions.” This is interpreted as including prisons and detention facilities. In addition, public areas of prisons and detention facilities are workplaces for some people. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public areas of prison and detention facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of prison 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 all means of public transportation. The definition of public transportation includes “every vehicle usually used for public transportation purposes.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in trains, buses and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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 all means of public transportation. The definition of public transportation includes “every vehicle usually used for public transportation purposes.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 means of public transportation. The definition of public transportation includes “every vehicle usually used for public transportation purposes.” These provisions are interpreted as prohibiting smoking in commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 means of public transportation. The definition of public transportation includes “every vehicle usually used for public transportation purposes.” These provisions are interpreted as prohibiting smoking in commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to commercial watercraft.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)
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 enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” includes any place “open to the public” or “used collectively.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public transport facilities.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Lebanon
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
Lebanon
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

Article 6 of the law imposes a duty on business owners and managers to post no smoking signs at the entrance to buildings, inside buildings, and on vehicles. Decree No. 8431 specifies the contents and size of the signs and establishes where signs must be placed.

Article 15 of the law imposes a fine for violation of the duty to post signs in the amount of two to six times the minimum wage. A second offense is subject to imprisonment from one to six months, a fine of 10 to 20 times the minimum wage, or both. Violators are also subject to penalties set forth in Article 770 of the Penal Code. Any violator who tears, removes, or damages the signs is subject to a fine as set forth in Article 390 of the Penal Code.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it requires the posting of no-smoking signs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not specify that business owners or managers have a duty to remove ashtrays.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should affirmatively impose a duty upon business owners or managers to remove ashtrays from smoke free premises.

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

The law does not specify the steps that a business owner or manager must take to stop a person from smoking. However, the law imposes a fine of two to six times the minimum wage on business owners and managers if the no-smoking provisions of the law are violated intentionally, by negligence or by non-performance. A fine shall not be imposed on the business owner or manager if he informs the authorities of the violation. These provisions imply a duty to take action, including informing the authorities, if a person is smoking in a no-smoking premises.

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 imposes a fine of one-fifth the minimum wage on persons who smoke in places where smoking is prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to a duty not to smoke where smoking is prohibited.

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