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Term --FCTC-Based Definition Ethiopia
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 or ambiguous definitions can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law.

A definition of "workplace" should be provided in accordance with the definition supplied 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." Undefined key terms or ambiguous definitions can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law.

A definition of "public transport" should be provided in accordance 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 “no person may smoke” in indoor public places, indoor workplaces and means of public transport. Therefore, a definition of "second hand smoke" is not necessary for interpretation of the law.

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 law aligns with the definition of “smoking” provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Place View Definition

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

Not Defined
No
Analysis

The law does not contain a definition of "public place." Undefined key terms or ambiguous definitions can undermine the application of other substantive provisions of a law.

A definition of "public place" should be provided in accordance with the definition provided 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 product" aligns with the definition of "tobacco product" provided in FCTC Art. 1.

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 "indoor or enclosed" aligns with the definition of "indoor" provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Ethiopia
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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in any part of all indoor workplaces. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in any part of all indoor public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in any means of public transport. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to government facilities.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to private offices.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to hospitals.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to the 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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to childcare facilities and preschools.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to primary and secondary schools.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to universities and vocational facilities.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to 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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to cultural facilities.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8  Guidelines as it relates to restaurants.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8  Guidelines as it relates to bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8  Guidelines as it relates to casinos.

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to public areas of hotels.

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 smoking and the use of any tobacco product  in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited. However, guest rooms in hotels and lodging facilities are not explicitly included. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given for guest rooms of hotels.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should explicitly prohibit smoking in guest rooms in hotels and lodging facilities.


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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines as it relates to prisons.

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

Smoking is prohibited in any means of public transport. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

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

Smoking is prohibited in any means of public transport. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

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

Smoking is prohibited in any means of public transport. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

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

Smoking is prohibited in any means of public transport. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

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

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

Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and public places. Further, the law explicitly prohibits establishing a designated smoking area in any place where smoking is prohibited.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8  Guidelines as it relates to public transport facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Ethiopia
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
Ethiopia
Post signs
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law imposes a duty upon the person responsible for a public or work place or means of public transport, to post clear and prominent notices regarding the prohibition of tobacco smoking. A violation of this duty (which does not constitute a criminal offense) is subject to a written warning for the first violation, and a written warning and a fine for the second violation. For additional offenses, a registration certificate or license may be suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to post signs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
Yes
Yes
Analysis

The law imposes a duty upon business owners/employers/supervisors to remove ashtrays. A violation of this duty (which does not constitute a criminal offense) is subject to a written warning for the first violation, and a written warning and a fine for the second violation. For additional offenses, a registration certificate or license may be suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to remove ashtrays.

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

The law imposes a duty upon business owners/employers/supervisors to take steps to require a person to stop smoking, including discontinuing service. A violation of this duty (which does not constitute a criminal offense) is subject to a written warning for the first violation, and a written warning and a fine for the second violation. For additional offenses, a registration certificate or license may be suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

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

The law imposes a duty upon smokers not to smoke where prohibited. A violation of this duty is subject to a fine of 1,000.00 Birr.

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