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Last updated: October 1st 2020

Smoke Free Status of Indoor Public Places, Workplaces, and Public Transport

All indoor workplaces

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

Decree No. 01-285 prohibits smoking in educational, health, athletic and cultural facilities. Smoking further is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. (In other parts of workplaces, smoking is allowed.) Smoking also is restricted and designated smoking areas are permitted in other various public places where workers work.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking will be prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

All indoor public places

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

Decree No. 01-285 prohibits smoking in educational, health, athletic and cultural facilities. Smoking further is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. (In other parts of workplaces, smoking is allowed.) Smoking also is restricted and designated smoking areas are permitted in other various public places.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking will be prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those
are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

All public transport

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

Under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport implementing Decree No. 01-285, smoking is prohibited on most forms of public transport, including buses, taxis, tramways, subways, cable cars, trains, airplanes, and passenger ships traveling short distances. The order provides that enclosed designated smoking rooms must be provided on board passenger ships conducting international voyages. Because of the exception for international passenger ships, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all means of public transport. The law further should contain a definition of “public transport” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Arts. 2, 3

Government facilities

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

Decree No. 01-285 does not specifically address smoking in government facilities. The Decree prohibits smoking in educational, health, athletic, and cultural facilities. Smoking further is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. Smoking also is restricted and designated smoking areas are permitted in other various public places. As smoking areas are permitted in some places interpreted as government facilities, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Individual government sectors, such as the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Commerce, have issued orders implementing the smoking ban within facilities for which they are responsible.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Private offices

Smoking is Not Restricted
Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 restricts smoking in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. As private offices are not intended for groups of workers, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Not Restricted” is given.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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.

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and orders from the Ministry of Health and Population prohibit smoking in healthcare facilities.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Residential healthcare facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and orders from the Ministry of Health and Population prohibit smoking in healthcare facilities. This is interpreted as including the public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and orders from the Ministry of Health and Population prohibit smoking in healthcare facilities. This is interpreted as including non-residential healthcare facilities.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 prohibits smoking in educational institutions.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and Order 2002 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports prohibit smoking in educational institutions and sports schools.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and Order 2002 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports prohibit smoking in educational institutions and sports schools.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Shops

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

Decree No. 01-285 does not specifically address smoking in shops. Smoking is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. As shops are workplaces, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and orders from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Communications and Culture prohibit smoking in cultural facilities such as museums, theaters, libraries, and cultural centers.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Decree No. 01-285 and Order 2002 of the Ministry of Youth and Sports prohibit smoking in athletic facilities and sports complexes.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Restaurants

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

Decree No. 01-285 and Order 2002 of the Ministry of Youth and Sports restrict smoking to designated smoking areas in commercial establishments where food and beverages are consumed on site.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

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

Decree No. 01-285 and Order 2002 of the Ministry of Youth and Sports restrict smoking to designated smoking areas in commercial establishments where food and beverages are consumed on site.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Casinos

Not Applicable
The listed place does not exist in the country.
Analysis

We understand that there are no casinos in Algeria.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

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

Decree No. 01-285 does not specifically address smoking in hotels. Smoking is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. As hotels are workplaces, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given. The Ministry of Youth and Sport’s Order 2002 further prohibits smoking in youth hostels and youth camps.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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

Decree No. 01-285 does not specifically address smoking in hotels. Although smoking is restricted and designated smoking areas are permitted in parts of workplaces, hotel guest rooms are not areas subject to restriction. Pursuant to the Ministry of Youth and Sport’s Order 2002, however, smoking in all parts of youth hostels and youth camps is prohibited.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

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

Decree No. 01-285 does not specifically address smoking in prisons. Smoking is restricted in parts of workplaces intended for groups of workers, including greeting, reception, dining, and meeting areas and workplace health and medical facilities, and designated smoking areas are permitted. As prisons are workplaces, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

In addition, an order from the Ministry of Justice prohibits smoking in public areas in penitentiaries, including those for minors. However, the order also states that designated areas are to be made available to smokers if there are no courtyard or other open areas smokers can utilize.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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 prisons.

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Justice Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban in Institutions in the Justice Sector
Arts. 2, 3

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport implementing Decree No. 01-285, smoking is prohibited on most forms of
public transport, including buses, tramways, subways, cable cars, and trains.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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.

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Art. 3

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport implementing Decree No. 01-285, smoking is prohibited on most forms of
public transport, including taxis.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Art. 3

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport implementing Decree No. 01-285, smoking is prohibited on most forms of
public transport, including airplanes.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including commercial aircraft.

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Art. 3

Commercial watercraft

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

Under an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport implementing Decree No. 01-285, smoking is prohibited on most forms of
public transport, including passenger ships traveling short distances. However, the order also provides that enclosed designated smoking rooms must be provided on board passenger ships conducting international voyages. As a result, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including commercial watercraft.

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Arts. 3, 4

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

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

Decree No. 01-285 restricts smoking and permits designated smoking areas in “waiting rooms and zones.” The Decree further establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. In addition, an administrative order issued by the Ministry of Transport specifies that enclosed designated smoking rooms must be provided at the level of passenger reception and processing in transport facilities. 

Under Law No. 18-11, smoking is prohibited in public places. The implementing details are to be established in regulations. Until those are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05, including those specified above, remain in effect.

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

Law Source, Section
Ministry of Transport Administrative Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban on Means of Transport and Public Transport Facilities
Arts. 3, 4