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Last updated: January 22nd 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 all enclosed workplaces without exception. Note, however, the limited scope of workplaces covered in the law’s definition of “enclosed workplace.” Additionally, the law prohibits smoking (1) of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes” and (2) “on the parts of buildings and land ancillary” to healthcare facilities, residential care facilities, educational facilities, daycare facilities and preschools, and public transportation terminals.

Thus, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor workplaces.

Law Source, Section

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 enclosed public places without exception. Additionally, the law prohibits smoking (1) of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes” and (2) “on the parts of buildings and land ancillary” to healthcare facilities, residential care facilities, educational facilities, daycare facilities and preschools, and public transportation terminals.

Thus, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor public places.

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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 all public conveyances without exception. Additionally, the law prohibits smoking (1) of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes” and (2) “on the parts of buildings and land ancillary” to public transportation terminals.

Thus, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Note, however, the limited scope of workplaces covered in the law’s definition of “enclosed workplace.” Nevertheless, Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited. Although government facilities are not specifically listed, “office buildings” and “any other facilities accessible by the public” are included. Therefore, smoking is likely prohibited in government facilities.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Note, however, the limited scope of workplaces covered in the law’s definition of “enclosed workplace.” Nevertheless, Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited. While private offices are not specifically listed, “office buildings” and “any other facilities accessible by the public” are included. Therefore, smoking is likely prohibited in private offices.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “health facilities.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all hospitals.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “health facilities” and “residential care facilities.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all residential healthcare facilities.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “health facilities.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “day care facilities and preschools.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all childcare facilities and preschools.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “educational facilities.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all primary and secondary schools.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “educational facilities.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all universities and vocational facilities.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “shopping malls” and “retail establishments.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all shops.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “theatres and cinemas” and “any other facilities accessible by the public.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all cultural facilities.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “sports facilities and recreational facilities” and “any other facilities accessible by the public.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “bars and restaurants.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all restaurants.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “bars and restaurants” and “night clubs.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Note, however, the limited scope of workplaces covered in the law’s definition of “enclosed workplace.” Nevertheless, Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited. While casinos are not specifically listed, “any other facilities accessible by the public” are included. Therefore, smoking is likely prohibited in casinos.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “hotels.” 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 public areas of hotels and lodging.

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Schedule 1, Part 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “hotels.” 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 guest rooms of hotels and lodging.

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces without exception. Although the law does not specifically address prisons or detention facilities, the public areas of prisons and detention facilities would be covered under the ban as public places and workplaces. Therefore, the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all public conveyances without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on 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.

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all public conveyances without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in taxis.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all public conveyances without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on commercial aircraft.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3(1); Schedule 1, Part 1

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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all public conveyances without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on 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 of “cigarette products” and “tobacco products,” which includes “electronic cigarettes,” in all enclosed public places, enclosed workplaces and public conveyances without exception. Schedule 1 of the law includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited and specifically includes “public transportation terminals” in Parts 1 (places) and 2 (premises). Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public transport facilities. (Note: the law was amended to include an exception for smoking in outdoor areas of L.F. Wade International Airport.)

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

Law Source, Section
Section 3; Schedule 1, Parts 1 and 2