Last updated: June 1st 2020

Sub-national Laws

Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke free laws?
Are they allowed to be more stringent than national law?
Do one or more sub-national jurisdictions have smoke free laws more stringent than national law?
A brief comment on the extent of sub-national legislation:

Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly banned smoking in designated public places beginning April 1, 2010. Hyogo Prefecture enacted a similar ordinance that became effective on April 1, 2013. In addition, numerous city ordinances ban or restrict smoking in public places or workplaces.