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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Rwanda
Workplace View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, in which a person performs duties of employment or work, regardless of whether the work is done for compensation or on a voluntary basis, and includes private offices, common areas and any other area which generally is used or frequented during the course of employment or work. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 20)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of “workplace.” Undefined key terms can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law. For example, if it is not clear what is considered a “workplace,” it may be difficult to enforce provisions that prohibit smoking in the workplace. A definition of "workplace" should be provided in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Transport View Definition

Any vehicle used for the carriage of members of the public, usually for reward or commercial gain. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 22)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of “public transport.” 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

The law does not contain a definition of “second hand smoke.” However a definition is not necessary for interpretation of the law, as the law states that “no person shall smoke” where prohibited, 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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “smoking” aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it covers the act of smoking and being in possession or control of a lit tobacco product. The definition in the law is also broader than the definition contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it includes the consumption of tobacco products by dipping, chewing, and sniffing in addition to lit tobacco.

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 does not align with the definition of “public place” as provided in FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 18. This definition is more limiting and less protective than the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines definition because it excludes temporary structures and is limited to areas that are open to many persons of the general public. A definition of “public place” should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied by FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 18.

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” contained in the law aligns with the definition contained 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 law does not contain a definition of “indoor” or “enclosed.” 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
Rwanda
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 indoor public places and workplaces, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and define the terms “indoor” and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 indoor public places and workplaces, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and define the terms “indoor” and “public place” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles, but permits the owner or manager of the vehicle to create a designated smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, although some of these may be difficult or impossible to meet within a vehicle.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public transport and define the terms “indoor” or “enclosed” and “public transport” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all government facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including hospitals and health facilities, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/3

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all hospitals. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including hospitals and health facilities, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all residential healthcare facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including hospitals and health facilities, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all non-residential healthcare facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including educational facilities for students under 18, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, including that people under the age of 18 should not have access to the designated smoking area.

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. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including educational facilities for students under 18, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, including that people under the age of 18 should not have access to the designated smoking area.

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. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, including that people under the age of 18 should not have access to the designated smoking area.

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. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including shops and other indoor retail establishments, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all shops. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Cultural facilities
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including in theaters and cinema halls, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all cultural facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including in seating areas of indoor stadiums and arenas, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor stadiums and arenas. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in 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 all indoor public places and workplaces, including restaurants, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all restaurants. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 all indoor public places and workplaces, including bars, pubs, and nightclubs, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all bars, pubs, and nightclubs. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all casinos. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 all indoor public places and workplaces, including hotels, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public areas of hotels. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 indoor public places and workplaces, including hotels, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all hotel guest rooms. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Prisons/detention 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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including prisons, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all prisons and detention facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles, but permits the owner or manager of the vehicle to create a designated smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, although some of these may be difficult or impossible to meet within a vehicle.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation and define the terms “indoor” or “enclosed” and “public transport” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
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 public transport vehicles, which is interpreted as including taxis, but permits the owner or manager of the vehicle to create a designated smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, although some of these may be difficult or impossible to meet within a vehicle.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all taxis and define the terms “indoor” or “enclosed” and “public transport” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles, but permits the owner or manager of the vehicle to create a designated smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, although some of these may be difficult or impossible to meet within an aircraft.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all commercial aircraft and define the terms “indoor” or “enclosed” and “public transport” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

The law prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles, but permits the owner or manager of the vehicle to create a designated smoking area. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33, although some of these may be difficult or impossible to meet within a boat or vessel.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all commercial watercraft and define the terms “indoor” or “enclosed” and “public transport” in accordance with the definitions provided in 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 all indoor public places and workplaces, including indoor areas of public transport facilities, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Smoking areas are subject to further requirements laid out in Ministerial Order No. 20/33.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public transport facilities. The law should also define the terms “indoor”, “public place”, and “workplace” in accordance with the definitions provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Rwanda
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
Rwanda
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law imposes a duty on owners and managers to post prominent signs in both non-smoking areas and designated smoking areas. Ministerial Order No. 20/33 contains details about the size and content of the signs, as well as a template of the “no smoking” sign. However, no penalties are set out for violation of this duty.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon the owner, manager, or other person in charge of the premises to post clear signs at entrances and other appropriate locations indicating that smoking is not permitted.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

There is no duty imposed upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays from the premises where smoking is prohibited. The ministerial order does, however, require that ashtrays or other receptacles be made available in designated smoking areas so that smokers can extinguish and dispose of their cigarettes.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon the owner, manager, or other person in charge of the premises to remove ashtrays from the non-smoking areas.

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

The law permits the owner or manager of an establishment to ask a person violating the law to stop smoking and to alert security if that person continues to smoke. However, there does not appear to be a duty to take these steps, nor are there penalties for failure to take these steps.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty on a business owner, employer, or supervisor to take such steps, and provide appropriate penalties for non-compliance.

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

Individuals who smoke where prohibited are subject to a monetary fine of 10,000 to 50,000 Rwandan francs.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to imposing a duty on smokers not to smoke where prohibited.

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