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Last updated: December 7th 2020

Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places

Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way? Examples of such places include within a specified distance of doorways, outdoor patios of bars or restaurants, parks/beaches, outdoor stadiums, and outdoor markets.
Yes
 

Open auditoriums

Analysis

COTPA defines "public place" as any place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not but does not include any open space. Rules provide that "open space" shall not include open auditoriums, stadiums, railway stations, bus stops / stands. As the public has access to such places, and such places are not open spaces, these places are smoke free.

Stadiums

Analysis

COTPA defines "public place" as any place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not but does not include any open space. Rules provide that "open space" shall not include open auditoriums, stadiums, railway stations, bus stops / stands. As the public has access to such places, and such places are not open spaces, these places are smoke free.

Railway stations

Analysis

COTPA defines "public place" as any place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not but does not include any open space. Rules provide that "open space" shall not include open auditoriums, stadiums, railway stations, bus stops / stands. As the public has access to such places, and such places are not open spaces, these places are smoke free.

Bus stops / stands

Analysis

COTPA defines "public place" as any place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not but does not include any open space. Rules provide that "open space" shall not include open auditoriums, stadiums, railway stations, bus stops / stands. As the public has access to such places, and such places are not open spaces, these places are smoke free.