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Last updated: April 18th 2019

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

All indoor workplaces are smoke free. The Law on Tobacco Control specifies some places where smoking is completely prohibited and other places where designated smoking areas are required. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all indoor workplaces are smoke free.

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

All indoor public places are smoke free. The Law on Tobacco Control specifies some places where smoking is completely prohibited and other places where designated smoking areas are required. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore all indoor public places are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control prohibits smoking inside public transport on land, water, and air.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all state offices. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all government facilities are smoke free.

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

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which includes hospitals.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which includes residential healthcare facilities and their public areas.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which includes non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all educational facilities. This is interpreted as including all childcare facilities and preschools.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all educational facilities, which includes primary and secondary schools.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control completely prohibits smoking in all educational facilities, which includes universities and vocational facilities.

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

Law Source, Section

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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "trade centers, department stores . . . and markets." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all shops are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "public places and crowded places such as passenger waiting halls, sport practice places and stadiums, clubs, temples, churches and public parks." Although not specifically listed, "public places and crowded places" is interpreted as including cultural facilities. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all cultural facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "public places and crowded places such as . . . sport practice places and stadiums." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all indoors stadiums and arenas are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in restaurants. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all indoor restaurants are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in "restaurants [and] entertainment venues." This provision is interpreted as including bars, pubs, and nightclubs. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all bars, pubs, and nightclub are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in "entertainment venues." This provision is interpreted as including casinos. However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all casinos are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in "guesthouses [and] hotels." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, all indoor public areas of hotels are smoke free.

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

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in "guesthouses [and] hotels." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, hotel guestrooms may not be designated as smoking areas and must be smoke free.

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

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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "state offices." This provision is interpreted as including all state-run prisons and detention facilities and their public areas. However, Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, public areas of prisons and detention facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in 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 Law on Tobacco Control prohibits smoking inside public transport on land, water, and air. This is interpreted as including all 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 trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 on Tobacco Control prohibits smoking inside public transport on land, water, and air. This is interpreted as including taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in taxis. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 on Tobacco Control prohibits smoking inside public transport on land, water, and air. This provision includes commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in commercial aircraft. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 on Tobacco Control prohibits smoking inside public transport on land, water, and air. This provision includes commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in commercial watercraft. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "public places and crowded places such as passenger waiting halls." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, indoor public transport facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport 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 on Tobacco Control requires designated smoking areas in all "state and private offices." However, Ministry of Health Agreement No. 1067, which implements the Law on Tobacco Control, clarifies that designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from doors and windows of the building. Therefore, private offices must be smoke free.

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