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Last updated: February 5th 2021

Smoke Free Status of Indoor Public Places, Workplaces, and Public Transport

All indoor workplaces

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 any indoor workplaces.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor workplaces.

Law Source, Section

All indoor public places

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 any part of any indoor public places.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor public places.

Law Source, Section

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 in or on any means of public transport, whether or not it is carrying a member of the public.

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

Law Source, Section

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 law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in government facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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 law prohibits smoking in any part of any indoor workplace. The term "workplace" is broadly defined. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in private offices.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor public places.

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 law prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions and facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in hospitals.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to hospitals.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 1

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 law prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions and facilities. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to residential healthcare facilities.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 1

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 law prohibits smoking in healthcare institutions and facilities. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking is prohibited in non-residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to non-residential healthcare facilities.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 1

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 law prohibits smoking in childcare facilities and all levels of educational institutions.  

The law therefore aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to childcare facilities and preschools.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 3

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 law prohibits smoking in educational institutions of all levels. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

The law therefore aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to primary and secondary schools.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 2

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 law prohibits smoking in educational institutions of all levels. Therefore, smoking is prohibited at universities and vocational facilities.

The law therefore aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to Universities and vocational facilities.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 2

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 law prohibits smoking in retail establishments, including stalls, stores, shops and shopping malls.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in shops.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 4

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 law explicitly prohibits smoking in entertainment facilities including concert halls, theatres, games arcades, pool, and bingo halls. The law also prohibits smoking in indoor public places and indoor workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all cultural facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to  cultural facilities.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 8

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 law prohibits smoking in entertainment facilities and “any other indoor premises accessible to the public.” The law also prohibits smoking in indoor public places and indoor workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined.  Therefore, smoking is prohibited in indoor stadiums/arenas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Secs. 8, 10

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 law prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, and other eating or drinking establishments.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in restaurants.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 6

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 law prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, and other eating or drinking establishments.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 6

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 law prohibits smoking in gaming machine venues and casinos.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in casinos.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 7

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 law prohibits smoking in hotels and other places of lodging. While the law does not specifically address public areas of hotels, the law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined to include public areas of hotels and lodgings.

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

Law Source, Section
Section 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 5

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 law prohibits smoking in hotels and other places of lodging. While the law does not specifically address hotel guest rooms, the law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined to include public areas of hotels and lodgings. Accordingly, the regulatory status code of “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be prohibited in hotel guest rooms.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1); First Schedule, Sec. 5

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 law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public areas of prisons and detention centers.

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

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 in public transportation. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in 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 or on trains, buses and other shared ground transportation.

Law Source, Section

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 public transportation. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in taxis.

Law Source, Section

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 public transportation. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking on commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking on commercial aircraft.

Law Source, Section

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 public transportation. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking on commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking on commercial watercraft.

Law Source, Section

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 any waiting area in a public place, indoor public places and indoor workplaces. The terms "public place" and "workplace" are broadly defined. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public transport facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport facilities.

Law Source, Section

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 when transporting a minor.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Law Source, Section

Publicly owned facilities rented out for events

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 any publicly owned facilities rented out for events.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Law Source, Section
Sec. 16(1)(b); First Schedule, Sec. 9