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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Liberia
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 includes workplaces in its definition of “public place” but does not define “workplace.”

The lack of this key definition could impede implementation and enforcement of the restriction on tobacco use in “public places.”

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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The law’s definition of “public transportation” aligns with the definition of “public transport” 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 law does not contain a definition of “second hand smoke.”

However, a definition of this term is not necessary for interpretation of the law because the law prohibits the “use” of tobacco products in public places and public transportation (with exceptions) 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 law’s definition of “smoking” aligns with the key concept from the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines definition in that it encompasses possession or control over a lit tobacco product.

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 law’s definition of “public place” aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it addresses the concepts that public places can be permanent or temporary (fixed or mobile) and accessible to members of the public.

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 law’s definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” in FCTC Art. 1(f). However, to more fully align, the definition could make clear that any product entirely or partly made of tobacco leaf as a raw material is a tobacco product.

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

The law’s definition of "enclosed public place” applies to "partially or fully enclosed space[s] or structure[s] that [are] separated from outdoors." This definition may be too ambiguous, especially given the law’s exemption for “predominantly or substantially open [outdoor] areas.”

To fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of "enclosed" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Liberia
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 the use of tobacco products in public places and public transportation but exempts four areas: (1) private homes “where no public business is transacted,” (2) personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle,” (3) “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas,” and (4) “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements.

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

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 the use of tobacco products in public places and public transportation but exempts four areas: (1) private homes “where no public business is transacted,” (2) personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle,” (3) “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas,” and (4) “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements.

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

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 the use of tobacco products in public places and public transportation but exempts four areas: (1) private homes “where no public business is transacted,” (2) personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle,” (3) “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas,” and (4) “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements. Because “public place” is defined to include public transport, the law is interpreted as permitting designated smoking areas on means of public transport.

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

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

While government facilities are not specifically addressed, the law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Public places” is interpreted to include government facilities, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including government facilities.

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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “private offices … intended for public use,” but exempts, among other areas, private homes “where no public business is transacted” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given. 

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces, including private offices.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “medical service institutions,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Medical service institutions” include hospitals, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “medical service institutions,” but exempts, among other areas, private homes “where no public business is transacted”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Medical service institutions” is interpreted to include residential healthcare facilities, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including public areas 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “medical service institutions,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Medical service institutions” include non-residential healthcare facilities, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “educational institutions,” but exempts four areas: (1) private homes “where no public business is transacted,” (2) personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle,” (3) “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas,” and (4) “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Educational institutions” include childcare facilities/preschools, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including childcare facilities/preschool.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “educational institutions,” but exempts four areas: (1) private homes “where no public business is transacted,” (2) personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle,” (3) “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas,” and (4) “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Educational institutions” include primary and secondary schools, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “educational institutions,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Educational institutions” include universities/vocational facilities, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including universities/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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including commercial wholesale and retail outlets, but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including shops.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “public movie halls, theatres, video clubs, and other recreational facilities and private facilities intended for public use” and “… entertainment facilities that provide service to the public,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “public sporting facilities and recreational centers and private facilities and centers intended for public use” and “… entertainment facilities that provide service to the public,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including indoor stadiums/arenas.

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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including restaurants and food preparation centers, but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

While bars/pubs/nightclubs are not specifically addressed, the law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “… entertainment facilities that provide service to the public,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Public places” is interpreted to include bars/pubs/nightclubs, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including bars/pubs/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

While casinos are not specifically addressed, the law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “… entertainment facilities that provide service to the public,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. “Public places” is interpreted to include casinos, but the exemptions permit smoking in certain areas. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including casinos.

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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “hotels, motels, lodges, and other public commercial dwelling facilities,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including public areas of hotels/lodgings.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “hotels, motels, lodges, and other public commercial dwelling facilities,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Hotel/lodging guest rooms are not specifically addressed; therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including guest rooms for hotels/lodging.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places,” including “security detention and correction institutions,” but exempts, among other areas, “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas” and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including public areas of prison/detention facilities.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places” and “public transportation” but exempts, among other areas, personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements. Because “public place” is defined to include public transport, the law is interpreted as permitting designated smoking areas on means of public transport. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should clearly prohibit smoking on all means of shared ground transportation, including trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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 the use of tobacco products in “public places” and “public transportation” but exempts, among other areas, personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements.  Because “public place” is defined to include public transport, the law is interpreted as permitting designated smoking areas on means of public transport. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should clearly prohibit smoking on all means of shared ground transportation, 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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places” and “public transportation” but exempts, among other areas, personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements. Because “public place” is defined to include public transport, the law is interpreted as permitting designated smoking areas on means of public transport. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places” and “public transportation” but exempts, among other areas, personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” in public places that meet specific requirements. Because “public place” is defined to include public transport, the law is interpreted as permitting designated smoking areas on means of public transport. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should clearly prohibit smoking on all means of public transportation, including commercial watercraft.

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

The law prohibits the use of tobacco products in “public places” and “public transportation,” including “related facilities” and “waiting rooms, alleys, hallways, transit centers, air and sea ports terminals, train stations and bus stop terminals,” but exempts, among other areas, personal vehicles “when used for private purposes [and] no minor is in the vehicle”; “outdoors in predominantly or substantially open areas”; and “specially designated areas” that meet specific requirements. Thus, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places, including public transport facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Liberia
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
Liberia
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law requires those with control over places where tobacco use is prohibited to “continuously and conspicuously display upon such premises or transport, a notice in large letter stating ‘No Tobacco Product Use Permitted in this Area’ or ‘No Smoking,’ and otherwise comply with any other notice requirements prescribed by the Minister.”

The law provides two sets of penalties for violations of the signage requirements. Under Sec. 11(c), a first violation is subject to a fine of two hundred dollars (L$200.00). A second violation within 24 months of the first violation is subject to a fine of seven hundred

Liberian dollars (L$700.00). Three or more violations within 24 months of the second or current violation, is subject to a fine of one thousand Liberia dollars (L$1,000.00) for each violation.”

Under Sec. 11(d), a first violation is subject to a fine of 2,000 Liberian dollars (L$2,000). A second violation within 24 months is subject to a L$3,000 fine, and each subsequent violation within 24 months of the second or current violation is subject to a L$10,000 fine.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. However, to more fully align, Liberia should consider including in the contents of the sign a method to report violations and the name of the person to whom complaints should be addressed. The law might also include administrative sanctions, such as suspension of a business license for failure to comply.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays and impose penalties for violations of that duty.

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

The law requires those with control over places where tobacco use is prohibited to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the law, including asking an offending person to stop smoking or using tobacco; demanding they leave if they do not; refusing to provide service; taking disciplinary action when the offender is an employee, and seeking the assistance of law enforcement. No sanction for violating this duty is provided.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain penalties for failure to take steps to require a person to stop smoking. These penalties could include fines, license suspension or revocation, or other appropriate penalties, and should be commensurate with the severity of the violation.

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

The use of tobacco where it is prohibited is a second degree misdemeanor subject to the penalties associated with such. Under the Penal Law, a second degree misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to 30 days and/or a fine of up to $500 or double the gain realized by the violator. A third repeat offense within five years can be punished as a first degree misdemeanor.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Other
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits retaliation against anyone taking action in furtherance of enforcing the law.

The law provides two sets of penalties for violations of these requirements. Under Sec. 11(c), a first violation is subject to a fine of two hundred dollars (L$200.00). A second violation within 24 months of the first violation is subject to a fine of seven hundred Liberian dollars (L$700.00). Three or more violations within 24 months of the second or current violation, is subject to a fine of one thousand Liberia dollars (L$1,000.00) for each violation.”

Under Sec. 11(d), a first violation is subject to a fine of 2,000 Liberian dollars (L$2,000). A second violation within 24 months is subject to a L$3,000 fine, and each subsequent violation within 24 months of the second or current violation is subject to a L$10,000 fine.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Liberia
Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?
Yes
Yes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable