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Last updated: October 4th 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.
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Analysis

The amended law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed workplaces.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor workplaces. However, the law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places as well as all public places managed by healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and local public authorities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor public places. The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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 prohibits smoking in all means of public transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by central and local public authorities whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in government facilities.

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.
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Analysis

The law generally prohibits smoking in any enclosed or semi-enclosed public place or workplace, including private offices. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to private offices.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces, even those that are semi-open.

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by healthcare facilities whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in hospitals.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by healthcare facilities whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in the public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by healthcare facilities whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by educational institutions whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in childcare facilities and preschools.

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

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by educational institutions whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public places managed by educational institutions whether open or enclosed. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include shops. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to shops.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include cultural facilities. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to cultural facilities.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in indoor stadiums that are open during public entertainment events or other events. The law also prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places, which would include indoor stadiums and arenas when no event is taking place.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include restaurants. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to restaurants.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include bars, pubs, and nightclubs. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to bars, pubs and nightclubs.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

Casinos

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include casinos. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to casinos.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed public places. This is interpreted to include public areas of hotels. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of hotels.

The law allows designated smoking areas in semi-open places, which are defined as any place that is less than 50% enclosed. To better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, even those that are semi-open.

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.
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Analysis

The law generally prohibits smoking in all enclosed and semi-enclosed workplaces. Because a guest room in a hotel is generally an enclosed or semi-enclosed place, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in guest rooms of hotels.

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

The law does not specifically address smoking in prisons. Smoking is prohibited in enclosed and semi-enclosed public places and workplaces. Because prisons are generally enclosed places, and are workplaces for some, the law is interpreted as banning smoking in prisons and detention facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking on all public transportation. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to trains, buses, and other 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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking on all public transportation, specifically including taxis. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in taxis.

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

The law prohibits smoking on all public transportation. "Public transportation" is defined as any vehicle used for passenger transport, usually for a fee. This includes commercial aircraft. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on commercial aircraft.

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

The law prohibits smoking on all public transportation. "Public transportation" is defined as any vehicle used for passenger transport, usually for a fee. This includes commercial watercraft. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on commercial watercraft.

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

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 generally prohibits smoking in any enclosed or semi-enclosed public place or workplace. The law further prohibits smoking under the roof of public transport shelters. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public transport facilities.

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

Private transport when minors are present

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in private vehicles when minors are present.