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Last updated: September 20th 2017

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 any building of public or private employment but is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of some workplaces to create a zone for smoking. Although the law does not define workplace, smoking is prohibited in many workplaces. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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 all indoor public places except those used for personal habitation, but is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of some public places to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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 public places to be 100% smoke free.

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 on all public transportation. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to all public transport.

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 The law prohibits smoking in all workplaces and government buildings, but is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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 government facilities to be 100% smoke free.

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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in hospital and healthcare facilities and any other institutions dealing with public or private health, as well as places of public use for the intake, care and accommodation of patients. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. Therefore, some parts of hospitals may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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 hospitals to be 100% smoke free.

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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in hospital and healthcare facilities and any other institutions dealing with public or private health, as well as places of public use for the intake, care and accommodation of patients. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. Therefore, some parts of public areas in residential healthcare facilities may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including public areas of residential healthcare facilities, to be 100% smoke free.

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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in hospital and healthcare facilities and any other institutions dealing with public or private health, as well as places of public use for the intake, care and accommodation of patients. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. Therefore some parts of public areas in non-residential healthcare facilities may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including non-residential healthcare facilities, to be 100% smoke free.

Childcare facilities/preschools

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 legal measures in effect in Comoros are difficult to interpret due to inconsistencies and contradictory provisions in the law and implementing instruments. Therefore, the regulatory status code and analysis of the measures may be subject to several alternative interpretations. The law prohibits smoking in childcare facilities. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 and Article 10 of the Tobacco Control Law which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. It is unclear whether the law provides for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including childcare facilities and preschools, to be 100% smoke free.

Primary and secondary schools

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 legal measures in effect in Comoros are difficult to interpret due to inconsistencies and contradictory provisions in the law and implementing instruments. Therefore, the regulatory status code and analysis of the measures may be subject to several alternative interpretations. The law prohibits smoking, among other places, in primary schools, middle schools and public and private high schools. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 and Article 10 of the Tobacco Control Law which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. It is unclear whether the law provides for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including primary and secondary schools, to be 100% smoke free.

Universities/vocational 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 prohibits smoking, among other places, universities and places of education. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. Therefore, some parts of universities and vocational facilities may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including universities and vocational facilities, to be 100% smoke free.

Shops

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 legal measures in effect in Comoros are difficult to interpret due to inconsistencies and contradictory provisions in the law and implementing instruments. Therefore, the regulatory status code and analysis of the measures may be subject to several alternative interpretations. The law prohibits smoking in stores. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 and Article 10 of the Tobacco Control Law which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including shops, to be 100% smoke free.

Cultural 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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in recreational facilities while they are open to the public. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work and theatres and cinemas to create a zone for smoking. Therefore some parts of cultural facilities may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including cultural facilities, to be 100% smoke free.

Indoor stadium/arenas

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, among other places, in standing areas of stadia while they are open to the public. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of offices and places where people work to create a zone for smoking. Therefore some parts of stadiums may not be smoke free. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including stadiums, to be 100% smoke free.

Restaurants

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, among other places, in restaurants. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of a restaurant to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including restaurants, to be 100% smoke free.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

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, among other places, in bars, pubs and places of refreshment. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of a bar, pub or nightclub to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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 and public places, including bars, pubs and nightclubs, to be 100% smoke free.

Casinos

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 We understand that there are very few casinos in Comoros and we do not have enough information to evaluate the status of casinos throughout the country.

Hotels/lodging - 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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in hotels. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of a hotel to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including public areas of hotels, to be 100% smoke free.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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, among other places, in hotels. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of a hotel to create a zone for smoking. 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 prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces, including guest rooms of hotels.

Prisons/detention 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 prohibits smoking, among other places, in prisons. However, the law is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of a prison to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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, including prisons, to be 100% smoke free.

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 on all public transportation. 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 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 all public transport and in personal vehicles. The law is interpreted as including taxis. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 all public transport, including Comorian aircraft. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 all public transport, including Comorian watercraft. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to 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 public transport facilities. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public transport facilities.

Private offices

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 any building of public or private employment but is subject to the provisions of Administrative Order No. 13 – 012 which permits a person in control of some offices to create a zone for smoking. The law does not provide for 100% smoke free indoor public places or 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.