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Last updated: April 20th 2020

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces without exception. In addition, the ban extends to residences used for commercially-operated childcare because such premises are specifically included in the definition of “workplace.” The smoking ban also extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor public places without exception. The smoking ban extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking on all public conveyances. The smoking ban extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes government-occupied buildings. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all government facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although private offices are not specifically mentioned, they are covered under the smoking ban as workplaces. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in private offices. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes health facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in hospitals. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes health facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of residential healthcare facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes health facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in non-residential healthcare facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes educational institutions and areas specifically for use by children. In addition, the definition of “workplace” specifically includes residences used for commercially-operated childcare activities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in preschools and childcare facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

The regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes educational institutions. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes educational institutions. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although shops are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although cultural facilities are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes sports, athletic, and other similar facilities for use by the public. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in indoor stadiums and arenas. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although restaurants are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. Restaurants are specifically included in the definition of “public place.” The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although bars, pubs, and nightclubs are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. Bars and clubs are specifically included in the definition of “public place.” The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although casinos are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and although public areas of hotels are not specifically listed, they are covered under the smoking ban as public places and workplaces. “Tourist establishments,” which include hotels, are specifically included in the definition of “public place.” The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of hotels and lodging.

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

Although hotel guest rooms are workplaces for some, it is uncertain whether they are intended to be covered by the law. In addition, the amended Second Schedule’s language around “balconies of tourist establishments” suggests that some hotel guest rooms may be designated as smoking or non-smoking, although the law is not clear on this point. Accordingly, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, specifically including guest rooms in hotels and other lodging, to be 100% smoke free.

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes government-occupied buildings, which would include prisons and detention facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of prisons and detention facilities. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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 regulations prohibit smoking on all public conveyances without exception. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking on trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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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 regulations prohibit smoking on all public conveyances without exception. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking on all public conveyances. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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

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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 regulations prohibit smoking on all public conveyances. The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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 regulations prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The Second Schedule includes a non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and specifically includes “bus stops, and departure and arrival waiting areas at a port or station for any form of transportation.” The ban on smoking in these places extends to cover using or holding an electronic tobacco product.

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