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Last updated: September 2nd 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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all indoor workplaces.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all public transport.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Government facilities are publicly used places and workplaces. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in government facilities.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Private offices are workplaces. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in private offices.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Hospitals are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in hospitals.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Residential healthcare facilities are publicly used places, workplaces for some people, and places to accommodate the public. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in residential healthcare facilities, including public areas of these facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Non-residential healthcare facilities are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Childcare facilities and preschools are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in childcare facilities and preschools.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Primary and secondary schools are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Universities and vocational facilities are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Shops are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in shops.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Cultural facilities are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in cultural facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking "in any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Indoor stadiums and arena are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Restaurants are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in restaurants.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Bars, pubs and nightclubs are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in bars, pubs and nightclubs.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Casinos are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in casinos.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Public areas of hotels and lodging are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of hotels and lodging.

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

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Guest rooms of hotels and lodging are places to accommodate the public, publicly used places, and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in guest rooms of hotels and lodging.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in guest rooms of hotels and lodging.

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Public areas of prisons and detention facilities are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

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.

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all public transportation, including trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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.

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all public transportation, including taxis.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all public transportation, including commercial aircraft.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all public transportation, including commercial watercraft.

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

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 any publicly used spaces that are enclosed or covered, regardless of whether they are public or private: places to accommodate the public, places of work, means of transportation, and, as applicable, any other places of public use." Public transport facilities are publicly used places and workplaces for some people. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public transport facilities.

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