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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Suriname
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 “workspaces” aligns with the definition of “workplace” 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 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.” Although this term is not defined, a definition is not strictly necessary because the term is not used in the law. The law's smoke free measures provide that “it is prohibited . . . to smoke in” specified places, rather than, for example, “no person shall be exposed to second hand smoke” in specified places.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Smoking or Smoke View Definition

Being in possession or control of a lit tobacco product regardless of whether the smoke is being actively inhaled or exhaled. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 17)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “smoking” aligns with but is broader than the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it applies to any tobacco product producing emissions to some extent and does not necessarily impose the criterion of being “lit,” as in the 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 accessible spaces” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “public place” contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Tobacco Product View Definition

Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “tobacco and/or tobacco products” aligns with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor or Enclosed View Definition

Any space covered by a roof or enclosed by one or more walls or sides, regardless of the type of material used for the roof, walls or sides, and regardless of whether the structure is permanent or temporary. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 19)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “space” contained in the law aligns with the definition of “indoor” or “enclosed” contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Suriname
All indoor workplaces
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 bans smoking in an exhaustive list of indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and means of public transport and includes the catchall “public and private workspaces.”

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to banning smoking in all indoor workplaces.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All indoor public places
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 bans smoking in an exhaustive list of indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and means of public transport and includes the catchall “public and private workspaces.”

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to beginning smoking in all indoor public places.

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 bans smoking in airplanes, helicopters, buses, trains, taxis, boats, and all other means of public transportation, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking on government grounds, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in private working spaces, offices, and office buildings, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hospitals
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in healthcare facilities, clinics, and hospitals, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Residential healthcare facilities - public areas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in healthcare facilities, clinics, and hospitals, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Non-residential healthcare facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in healthcare facilities, clinics, and hospitals, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Childcare facilities/preschools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in buildings and places of educational institutions of all levels and childcare institutions, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Primary and secondary schools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in buildings and places of educational institutions of all levels and childcare institutions, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Universities/vocational facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in buildings and places of educational institutions of all levels and childcare institutions, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shops
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in small commercial establishments, including shops, markets, market squares, and shopping malls, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Cultural facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in cinemas, theaters, concert halls, and all other places meant for indoor amusements, museums, as well as in all workplaces, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor stadium/arenas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in places for sport, education, and recreation, as well as in all workplaces, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in cafés, discotheques, clubs, cafeterias, pubs, bars, lounges, and restaurants, including all spaces that are contributing and/or part of these facilities’ functioning, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in cafés, discotheques, clubs, cafeterias, pubs, bars, lounges, and restaurants, including all spaces that are contributing and/or part of these facilities’ functioning, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in casinos, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in hotels, motels, guesthouses, and all other accommodation facilities, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
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 bans smoking in hotels, motels, guesthouses, and all other accommodation facilities. Although it does not specifically address guest rooms, these are workplaces and the law bans smoking in indoor public and private workplaces, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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

Prisons and detention facilities are not included in the list of workplaces and public places where smoking is banned. However, prisons are typically government facilities and are workplaces, and smoking is prohibited in both of these places. Thus, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in prison and detention facilities, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in airplanes, helicopters, buses, trains, taxis, boats, and all other means of public transportation, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law specifically bans smoking in taxis, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial aircraft
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in airplanes, helicopters, buses, trains, taxis, boats, and all other means of public transportation, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial watercraft
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in airplanes, helicopters, buses, trains, taxis, boats, and all other means of public transportation, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 specifically bans smoking in public transport terminals, including seaports, river ports, airports, train and bus stations and waiting rooms, in alignment with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Suriname
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
Suriname
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law specifically requires the person in charge of the premises to place visible signs where smoking is banned and provides for penalties of jail up to three months or a fine of the category five of the General Fines Act (S.B. 2002 no. 73), or both.

These provisions align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines; however, a penalty of licensure sanction would ensure closer alignment.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law specifically requires the person in charge of the premises to take care that no ashtrays are provided and provides for penalties of jail up to three months and or a fine.

These provisions align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines; however, a penalty of licensure sanction would ensure closer alignment.

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

Although the law does not specify steps persons responsible for the premises must take, it requires the persons responsible to undertake the necessary actions to assure the place/public transportation service is smoke free. The law also requires the Ministry of Health to enact regulations determining specific obligations. These have yet to be enacted.

Violations are punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three months or a fine of the category five of the General Fines Act (S.B. 2002 no. 73), or both.

The law would more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines if regulations were enacted to elaborate specific steps to be taken, such as refusing service and calling authorities for failure to heed a warning. Additionally, an added penalty of licensure sanction would ensure closer alignment.

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

Smokers must not smoke in “public spaces, working spaces, and public transportation.” Violations are punishable by imprisonment for up to one month, a fine, or both. Fines are fixed by a decision by the Attorney General and range from SRD 100 to SRD 150 depending on the location of the violation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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