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Last updated: September 20th 2017

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

The law comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes virtually all parts of all indoor workplaces, including work vehicles and certain private dwellings where childcare or schooling occur.

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

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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

The law comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to indoor public places.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes a “public conveyance.” A “public conveyance,” by definition, includes the commercial transportation of people by means of aircraft, ship, boat, bus, mini-bus or taxi.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to available means of public transport.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include government facilities. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include private offices. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

The law comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include hospitals. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include public areas of residential healthcare facilities. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include non-residential healthcare facilities. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The term “public place,” as defined in the law, specifically includes private dwellings used for “commercial childcare activity or for schooling or tutoring.” Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The term “public place,” as defined in the law, specifically includes private dwellings used for “commercial childcare activity or for schooling or tutoring.” Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to primary and secondary schools.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include universities and vocational facilities. The term “public place,” as defined in the law, specifically includes private dwellings used for “commercial childcare activity or for schooling or tutoring.” Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to universities and vocational facilities.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include stores or shops. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to stores or shops.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include cultural facilities. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include indoor stadiums and arenas. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to indoor stadiums and arenas.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include restaurants. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include casinos. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include public areas of hotels. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas of hotels.

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Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

Uncertain
The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to the lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The law comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. While the terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined and could be interpreted to cover guest rooms as an “area in which employees perform the duties of their employment,” under the definition of “workplace,” it is unclear whether this is the intent of the law. Therefore, the regulatory status of “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be prohibited in hotel guest rooms.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include public areas of prisons. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas of prisons.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes a “public conveyance.” A “public conveyance” is defined to include the commercial transportation of people by means of “aircraft, ship, boat, bus, mini-bus or taxi.”

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to trains, buses and other shared ground transportation.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes a “public conveyance.” A “public conveyance” is defined to include the commercial transportation of people by means of “aircraft, ship, boat, bus, mini-bus or taxi.”

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes a “public conveyance.” A “public conveyance” is defined to include the commercial transportation of people by means of “aircraft, ship, boat, bus, mini-bus or taxi.”

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, which, by definition, includes a “public conveyance.” A “public conveyance” is defined to include the commercial transportation of people by means of “aircraft, ship, boat, bus, mini-bus or taxi.”

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

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include public transport facilities. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public transport facilities.

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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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces without exception. The terms “public place” and “workplace” are broadly defined to include private offices. Therefore, these places are covered under the ban.

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