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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Costa Rica
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 Tobacco Control Law and Tobacco Control Regulations contain similar but not identical definitions of “work place.” The Law’s definition excludes “houses intended exclusively for family residence,” and the Regulations’ definition does not. However, the Regulations’ substantive provision (Art. 5(b)) excludes “houses intended exclusively for family residence” from the smoking ban, so the law and regulation have the same substantive effect. FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 21 states: “careful consideration should be given to workplaces that are individuals’ homes” as these places “constitute a workplace for others, who should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke.” To fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the drafters of the law should consider including workplaces that are individuals’ homes within the smoking ban.

The Regulations’ definition of “work place” also differs from the Law’s definition in that it includes “open” workplaces, thereby including outdoor workplaces under the smoking ban. In this regard, it is more protective than the minimum requirements of FCTC Art. 8.

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.” However, the substantive provisions in Art. 5 of the law that prohibit smoking in “vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft” sufficiently set forth the types of transport covered under the ban to avoid ambiguity.

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)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

Both the Tobacco Control Law and the Tobacco Control Regulations contain the same definition of “tobacco smoke.” This definition aligns with the definition of “second hand smoke” provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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” contained in the Tobacco Control Regulations is more limited than the definition of “smoking” contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, because the Regulation’s definition does not include being in control of a lit tobacco product. However, the definition of “smoke free area” ["espacio libre de humo de tabaco"] does include a prohibition on holding a lit tobacco product. In designated places, the Tobacco Control Law prohibits “smoking” and requires that the place be “free of tobacco smoke.” Therefore, when the two definitions are looked at together with the substantive provision, the law and definitions align with the intent of FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Place View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, that is accessible to the general public or for collective use by the general public regardless of ownership or right of access. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 18)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “public place” contained in the Tobacco Control Law aligns with the definition of “public place” provided by 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 Tobacco Control Law and Tobacco Control Regulations contain the same definition of “tobacco products.” This definition aligns with the definition of “tobacco product” 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 “enclosed place” in the Tobacco Control Law does not fully align with the definition of “indoor” or “enclosed” contained in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. Under the law, a place is “enclosed” if it is “covered by a roof and two or more walls,” whereas under the Guidelines, a place need only be covered by “a roof or enclosed by one or more walls.” To fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should contain a definition of “indoor” or “enclosed” as provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Costa Rica
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 Tobacco Control Law and Tobacco Control Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Work places,” as well as numerous types of public places that are workplaces for some, are included on the lists. However, the definition of “work place” in the Law and the substantive provision (Art. 5) of the Regulations make clear that “houses intended exclusively for family residence” are exempted from the smoking ban. Therefore, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 21 states: “careful consideration should be given to workplaces that are individuals’ homes” as these places “constitute a workplace for others, who should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke.” To more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the drafters of the law should consider including workplaces that are individuals’ homes and hotel guestrooms within the smoking ban. FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each Party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.

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 Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. The lists include virtually all types of indoor public places.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor public places. For greater clarity, the law should specifically prohibit smoking in all indoor public places instead of listing those indoor public places that are smoke free.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers, ambulances and aerial tramways” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft with point of origin and destination within the national territory” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. This is interpreted as encompassing all public transport and therefore the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Government centers and facilities and public institutions” are on this list. Therefore, government facilities are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Workplaces” is on this list. The Law defines workplace as “a place that uses one or more workers who are employees or volunteers during working hours. It includes all connected or attached premises, as well as vehicles used by workers in the performance of their job.” The Regulations contain a similar definition. Private offices fall under this definition and therefore, private offices are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Health care and hospital centers or establishments” are on this list. Therefore, hospitals are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Health care and hospital centers or establishments” are on this list, which includes residential healthcare centers. Therefore, public areas of residential healthcare facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Health care and hospital centers or establishments” are on this list, which includes non-residential healthcare centers. Therefore, non- residential healthcare facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Public and private educational and training centers”, “centers for social service”, and “recreational or amusement centers for minors” are on this list. The law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in childcare facilities and preschools under these provisions. Therefore, childcare facilities and preschools are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in childcare facilities and preschools.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Public and private educational and training centers” are on this list. Therefore, primary and secondary schools are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in primary and secondary schools.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Public and private educational and training centers” are on this list. Therefore, universities and vocational facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in universities and vocational facilities.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Shopping centers” are on this list. Therefore, shops are smoke free.

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

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 Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Cultural centers, cinemas, theaters, lecture halls, exhibits, libraries . . . auditoriums and museums” are on this list. Therefore, cultural facilities are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Athletic facilities and places where spectacles and recreational activities of any kind occur” are on this list in the Law. The Regulations provide further explanation, stating: “Included are all areas involved in activities with massive concentrations of people, holiday gatherings, parties, and the like, and parks in general.” Because in indoor stadiums and arenas are places where athletic events, spectacles (defined in the Regulations), recreational activities, and activities with massive concentrations (defined in the Regulations) of people occur, indoor stadiums and arenas are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Restaurants” and “areas or establishments where food is prepared, processed, tasted or sold, such as restaurants, bars and cafeterias” are on this list. Therefore, restaurants are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Night clubs, discotheques, bars” and “areas or establishments where food is prepared, processed, tasted or sold, such as restaurants, bars and cafeterias” are on this list. Therefore, bars, pubs, and nightclubs are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Casinos” are on this list. Therefore, casinos are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Workplaces” are on this list, and are defined as “a place that uses one or more workers who are employees or volunteers during working hours. . . .” Public areas of hotels and other lodging fall within the definition of “work place”; therefore, public areas of hotels and other lodging are smoke free.

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

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 Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Workplaces” are on this list, and are defined as “a place that uses one or more workers who are employees or volunteers during working hours. . . .” Hotel guestrooms are considered workplaces under the law and, therefore, are 100% smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to hotel guestrooms. For greater clarity, the law should specifically prohibit smoking in hotel guestrooms.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Centers for social service, except for open spaces in correctional institutions” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. The Regulations provide further explanation, stating: “It should be understood that this exception is applicable solely to adults deprived of their liberty, not to visitors and public officials.” Therefore, public areas in prisons and detention facilities – which are open to the general public, visitors, and public officials – are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers, ambulances and aerial tramways” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft with point of origin and destination within the national territory” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. Therefore, trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers, ambulances and aerial tramways” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft with point of origin and destination within the national territory” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. Therefore, taxis are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers, ambulances and aerial tramways” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft with point of origin and destination within the national territory” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. Therefore, commercial aircraft are smoke free.

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

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

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “Vehicles or means of transport paid for by passengers, ambulances and aerial tramways” and “rail and maritime means of transportation, as well as aircraft with point of origin and destination within the national territory” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. Therefore, commercial watercraft are smoke free.

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

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The Tobacco Control Law and its Regulations contain a list of places where smoking is prohibited and that must be 100% smoke free. “All areas belonging to ports or airports” and “bus terminals, bus stops, taxi stops, railways stations and stops, as well as any means of transport paid for by passengers that is duly authorized by the Council of Public Transportation” are on this list in the Law and Regulations. Therefore, public transport facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Costa Rica
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
Costa Rica
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The Tobacco Control Law requires managers and persons in charge of smoke free places to post signs stating “Smoking Prohibited, smoke free area” and displaying the international symbol to prohibit smoking. The Regulations provide further requirements - including size, height from the floor, location, and visibility - for indoor places, outdoor places, public transit, and venues for activities with mass concentration of people.

Failure to comply with these requirements is subject to a fine of 15% of the minimum wage. Minimum wage “refers to the concept used in Article 2 of Law No. 7337, May 5, 1993”, and is published yearly in the Gazette. In addition, municipalities and the Ministry of Health may shut down premises that fail to comply with any provisions of the tobacco control law.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for fines commensurate with the seriousness of the violation, and permits license removal or closure of premises where appropriate. However, to more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 32, the drafters of the law should consider imposing higher fines for repeat offenders.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not require business owners, employers or supervisors to remove ashtrays.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 31, the law should require such persons to remove ashtrays from premises.

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

The Tobacco Control Regulations impose a duty on the person in charge of a smoke free place to order a person to stop smoking and, if that person refuses, to order that person’s removal from the premises. The Tobacco Control Law imposes a fine of 50% of the minimum wage on managers, owners, operators, etc., who allow smoking where it is prohibited. Minimum wage “refers to the concept used in Article 2 of Law No. 7337, May 5, 1993”, and is published yearly in the Gazette. In addition, municipalities and the Ministry of Health may shut down premises that fail to comply with any provisions of the tobacco control law.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for fines commensurate with the seriousness of the violation, and permits license removal or closure of premises where appropriate. However, to more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 32, the drafters of the law should consider imposing higher fines for repeat offenders.

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

The Tobacco Control Law imposes a fine of 10% of minimum wage on those who smoke in smoke free places. Minimum wage “refers to the concept used in Article 2 of Law No. 7337, May 5, 1993”, and is published yearly in the Gazette.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to imposing fines on smokers.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Other
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The Tobacco Control Regulations require managers or owners of smoke free places to inform persons with visual impairments of the ban on smoking. The Regulations also require mangers, owners, or representatives of public and private facilities that are smoke free to undertake actions conducive to compliance with the law, “so that public institutions and private companies with autonomous service regulations, collective bargaining agreements, internal work regulations, or any other pertinent normative instrument, must incorporate the prohibition of smoking into their work place, as well as the respective disciplinary sanctions.”

There are no specific sanctions in the Law associated with violations of these provisions of the Regulations. However, the Law allows for closure and removal of license of any establishment that fails to comply with any provision of the law.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Costa Rica
Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?
No
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable