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Last updated: December 14th 2020

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

All indoor workplaces

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in workplaces.

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

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All indoor public places

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.”

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to all indoor public spaces.

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All public transport

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes structures that are “fully or substantially enclosed,” and the definition of “substantially enclosed” includes structures that are “covered by a permanent or temporary roof or covering” and have “doors, windows or openings in the walls or other erections.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in all public transport.

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

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Government 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “building, place, structure or facility that is owned, controlled, managed or occupied by the Crown or a statutory board;” “work place;” and sites of “national significance.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in government facilities.

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

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Private offices

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in private offices.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in hospitals. 

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in childcare facilities and preschools.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in primary and secondary schools.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in universities and vocational facilities.

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

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Shops

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in shops.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “library, museum, auditorium, historic or other site of archaeological or national significance.” In addition, the definition of public place includes any “place, site, building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in cultural facilities. 

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in indoor stadiums/arenas.

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

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Restaurants

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

The law prohibits smoking in indoor public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in restaurants.

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

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Bars/pubs/nightclubs

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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

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Casinos

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in casinos.

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

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Hotels/lodging - 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in public areas of hotels.

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

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Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

Uncertain
The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to the lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The law does not mention hotels, and the only prohibition on smoking in the law relates to public places. As the law does not mention hotel guest rooms explicitly, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require guest rooms in hotels and other lodging to be smoke free.

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Prisons/detention 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes structures that are “fully or substantially enclosed,” and the definition of “substantially enclosed” includes structures that are “covered by a permanent or temporary roof or covering” and have “doors, windows or openings in the walls or other erections.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in trains, buses and other shared ground transportation.

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

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes structures that are “fully or substantially enclosed,” and the definition of “substantially enclosed” includes structures that are “covered by a permanent or temporary roof or covering” and have “doors, windows or openings in the walls or other erections.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to taxis (for-hire vehicles).

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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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes structures that are “fully or substantially enclosed,” and the definition of “substantially enclosed” includes structures that are “covered by a permanent or temporary roof or covering” and have “doors, windows or openings in the walls or other erections.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in commercial aircraft.

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

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Commercial watercraft

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes structures that are “fully or substantially enclosed,” and the definition of “substantially enclosed” includes structures that are “covered by a permanent or temporary roof or covering” and have “doors, windows or openings in the walls or other erections.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in commercial watercraft.

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

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Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

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

The law prohibits smoking in public places. The definition of “public place” includes any “place . . . building . . . work place or other structure that is fully or substantially enclosed.” Therefore, the law bans smoking in public transport facilities.

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

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