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Last updated: August 20th 2020

Duties / Penalties

Duty Imposed Upon Business Owners / Employers / Supervisors
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Post signs

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The person responsible for the premises must place “no smoking” signs that state the amount of the fine based on the format, content, design, size, visibility, location, and all other material defined in bylaws. These bylaws have not yet been issued. Responsible persons are fined 500 Euros for violation of this duty.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it requires the posting of no-smoking signs. However, to more fully align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should provide for higher fines for repeat offenses and other types of penalties, such as license suspension or revocation.

Law Source, Section

Remove ashtrays

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The person responsible for the premises must remove all ashtrays from the closed areas where smoking is prohibited. Responsible persons are fined 500 Euros for violation of this duty.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a duty on persons responsible to remove ashtrays. However, to more fully align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should provide for higher fines for repeat offenses and other types of penalties, such as license suspension or revocation.

Law Source, Section

Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The person responsible for the premises must undertake steps to stop the person from smoking in places where it is prohibited, to ask the smoker not to smoke, to refuse service, to require smoker to leave the premises, and to contact relevant authorities. Responsible persons are fined 500 Euros.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a duty on persons responsible to take steps to require a person to stop smoking. However, to more fully align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should provide for higher fines for repeat offenses and other types of penalties, such as license suspension or revocation.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 12(1.3, 1.4), 21(4.3)
Duty Imposed Upon Smokers
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Not to smoke where prohibited

Yes
Fine
Analysis

Smokers are fined 50 Euros for smoking where prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to imposing a duty not to smoke where prohibited. To more fully align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should provide for higher fines for repeat offenders.

Law Source, Section