LANGUAGE
Last updated: June 12th 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 law prohibits smoking in schools, public universities and in all ministry structures.

The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor workplaces. Therefore, the law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines and accordingly, does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor workplaces to be 100% smoke free.

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 law prohibits smoking in schools, public universities and in all ministry structures.

The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places. Therefore, the law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines and accordingly, does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places to be 100% smoke free.

All public transport

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

The law does not restrict smoking in any form of public transport. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not require a 100% smoke free public transport and therefore does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport to be 100% smoke free.

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

Law No. 7/788/CF /L/MINEFI/DRH/SDP/SP prohibits smoking in all Ministry buildings. This is interpreted as including many government facilities, but not all government facilities. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be prohibited in all government facilities.

Hospitals

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 law restricts smoking in publicly run hospitals. There is no prohibition against smoking in private hospitals. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including hospitals.

Residential healthcare 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

The law restricts smoking in publicly run residential healthcare facilities. There is no prohibition against smoking in privately run residential healthcare facilities. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Non-residential healthcare 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

The law restricts smoking in publicly run non-residential healthcare facilities. However, there is no prohibition against smoking in privately run non-residential healthcare facilities. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including non-residential healthcare facilities.

Childcare facilities/preschools

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

The law does not restrict smoking in childcare facilities. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including childcare facilities.

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

CIRCULAR-LETTER No. 19/07 MINESEC/SG/DRH/SDSSAPPS prohibits smoking in schools and educational institutions. 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 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

CIRCULAR No. 0001/MINESUP /SG/ DPDSU prohibits smoking in universities and places of higher education. 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 universities and vocational facilities.

Shops

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

The law does not restrict smoking in shops. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including shops.

Cultural facilities

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

The law does not restrict smoking in cultural facilities. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including cultural facilities.

Indoor stadium/arenas

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

The law does not restrict smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including indoor stadiums and arenas.

Restaurants

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

The law does not restrict smoking in restaurants. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including restaurants.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

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

The law does not restrict smoking in bars, pubs and nightclubs. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Casinos

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

The law does not restrict smoking in casinos. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including casinos, if they exist in Cameroon.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

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

The law does not restrict smoking in the public areas of hotels. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including public areas of hotels/lodging.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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

The law does not restrict smoking in guest rooms of hotels. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including guest rooms of hotels/lodging.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

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

The law does not restrict smoking in prisons. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including public areas of prisons.

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

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

The law does not restrict smoking in any form of public transport, including trains, buses and other ground transportation. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not require a 100% smoke free public transport and therefore does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport to be 100% smoke free.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

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

The law does not restrict smoking in any form of public transport, including taxis. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not require a 100% smoke free public transport and therefore does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport to be 100% smoke free.

Commercial aircraft

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

The law does not restrict smoking in any form of public transport, including commercial aircraft. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not require a 100% smoke free public transport and therefore does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport to be 100% smoke free.

Commercial watercraft

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

The law does not restrict smoking in any form of public transport, including commercial watercraft. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it does not require a 100% smoke free public transport and therefore does not provide effective or universal protection against tobacco smoke exposure. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all public transport to be 100% smoke free.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

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

The law does not restrict smoking in public transport facilities. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including public transport facilities.

Private offices

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

The law does not restrict smoking in private offices. The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces be 100% smoke free without exception, including shops.