Last updated: September 17th 2019

Enforcement Authorities

Authorized Agency
Duty to Enforce



The law states "monitoring" of smoke free provisions "shall be exercised by the public itself, the entities which are responsible for the places considered herein, and by the government departments responsible for the different areas in question." This leaves it unclear which agencies are authorized to enforce smoke free provisions in public places, workplaces, and public transit, as there may be overlapping jurisdiction. In addition, while it states that government departments have a duty to monitor, it does not clearly impose a duty to enforce against violators.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should clearly authorize and impose a duty upon a specified agency or agencies to enforce smoke free provisions.