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Last updated: September 17th 2019

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

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified. Because of this exception, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces without exception. In addition, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all indoor workplaces.

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified. Because of this exception, the regulatory status “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places without exception. In addition, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports (not aircraft) only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given for all public transport.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all public transport.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including government offices, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all private offices.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including hospitals, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all hospitals.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including healthcare institutions, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all residential healthcare facilities.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including healthcare institutions, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including kindergartens and day care centers, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including “rooms for practical or theoretical courses,” but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all primary and secondary schools.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including “rooms for practical or theoretical courses” and “dormitories,” but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all universities and vocational facilities.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including movie theatres, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all public areas of hotels.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all hotel guest rooms.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all 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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including public transportation, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all trains, buses, and shared ground transportation.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including public transportation, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all taxis.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including aircraft, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all commercial aircraft.

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

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including public transportation, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place. Therefore, the law is interpreted to prohibit smoking in all other places outside the exception specified in the decree and the regulatory status “100% Smoke Free” is given.

While this interpretation of the legislation aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, a future decree should clarify requirements under Arts. 14 and 15 to ensure that smoking is clearly prohibited in all commercial watercraft.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 14 of the law states that it is prohibited for any person to expose another person to tobacco smoke outside places reserved for smokers. Article 15 of the law prohibits smoking in a list of places, including airports, but states that designated smoking areas may be set up in some of those places. Further, the law must be implemented by a decree.

The only decree issued to date establishes designated smoking areas in airports only and in no other place.

The law and decree do not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public transport facilities. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be prohibited in all public transport facilities, including airports.