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Last updated: September 17th 2019

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

The Sub-Decree on Smoking, Art. 7, prohibits smoking "in buildings." This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places because Art. 3 states that the scope of the sub-decree covers all workplaces and public places in Cambodia. However, the law (Art. 13) provides an exemption for airports, which may have a designated smoking room. Due to this one exemption, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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

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

The Sub-Decree on Smoking, Art. 7, prohibits smoking "in buildings." This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places because Art. 3 states that the scope of the sub-decree covers all workplaces and public places in Cambodia. However, the law (Art. 13) provides an exemption for airports, which may have a designated smoking room. Due to this one exemption, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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

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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on public transportation. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking on 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in government owned or operated 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). The definition of "workplace" encompasses private offices. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of health facilities." 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of health facilities." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in residential healthcare facilities, including their public areas.

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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of health facilities." 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of . . . educational facilities [and] nurseries." The definition of "educational facilities" includes preschools/kindergartens. 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of . . . educational facilities." 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of . . . educational facilities." 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in indoor 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on "the whole campuses of . . . historical [and] 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in indoor 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in indoor 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in indoor 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in indoor public areas of hotels.

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

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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in hotels. However, because the law does not specifically address guest rooms of hotels, the regulatory status code "Uncertain" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should make clear that smoking is prohibited in all parts of hotels, including guest rooms.

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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). This is interpreted as prohibiting 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 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on all public transportation. Public transportation is defined as "all types of vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or boats, airplanes used or accessed by general public." Although "buses" are not specifically mentioned, buses are captured under "all types of vehicles." 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 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on all public transportation. Public transportation is defined as "all types of vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or boats, airplanes used or accessed by general public." 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.

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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on all public transportation. Public transportation is defined as "all types of vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or boats, airplanes used or accessed by general public." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in 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 Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking on all public transportation. Public transportation is defined as "all types of vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or boats, airplanes used or accessed by general public." Therefore, smoking is prohibited in 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)

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

The Sub-Decree on Smoking prohibits smoking "in buildings" (Art. 7), which applies to all workplaces and public places (Art. 3). However, designated smoking rooms are permitted in airports under Art. 13. Due to this exemption, the regulatory status code "Smoking is Restricted" is given.

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