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Last updated: June 1st 2020

Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places

Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way? Examples of such places include within a specified distance of doorways, outdoor patios of bars or restaurants, parks/beaches, outdoor stadiums, and outdoor markets.
Yes
 

Outdoor areas of educational facilities

Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in outdoor areas of education facilities, except for open spaces of higher education establishments that are duly signposted. The Regulations specify that smoking areas in outdoor areas of higher education must be “separate from enclosed spaces,” identified by signs, and not exceed 5% of the total surface area of the open campus.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, which require the adoption of effective measures to protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke in “other public places,” “as appropriate.”

Outdoor areas of health facilities

Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in outdoor areas of health facilities.The law  aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, which require the adoption of effective measures to protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke in “other public places,” “as appropriate.”