LANGUAGE
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

The law and decree allow a person in control of any workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in educational institutions and health facilities. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor workplaces to be 100% smoke free.

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of any public place to create designated smoking rooms, except in educational institutions and health facilities. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places to be 100% smoke free.

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 and decree prohibit smoking on all public transportation.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to all public transport.

Government facilities

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which by definition includes government offices, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking is not prohibited in government facilities.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes private offices, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in private offices may be permitted in designated smoking rooms.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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 and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in educational institutions and health facilities, which include hospitals.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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.
Analysis

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in educational institutions and health facilities, which we interpret to include public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas of 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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in educational institutions and health facilities, which we interpret to include non-residential healthcare facilities.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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.
Analysis

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in health facilities, education establishments, and establishments intended for the hosting, education or lodging of minors, which we interpret to include childcare facilities and preschools.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to preschools and 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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in health facilities, education establishments, and establishments intended for the hosting, education or lodging of minors, which include primary and secondary schools.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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.
Analysis

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, except in health facilities and education establishments, which include primary and secondary schools.

The law and decree align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to university and vocational facilities.

Shops

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes any “closed and covered places which are open to the public,” to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in shops is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including shops.

Cultural facilities

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes any “closed and covered places which are open to the public,” theatres, cinemas, libraries and museums and concert halls, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in cultural facilities is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including cultural facilities.

Indoor stadium/arenas

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes any “closed and covered places which are open to the public” to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including indoor stadiums and arenas.

Restaurants

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes restaurants, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in restaurants is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes a bar, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in bars is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including bars.

Casinos

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes casinos and gaming rooms, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in casinos and gaming rooms is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including casinos and gaming rooms.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes hotels, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in public areas of hotels is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including public areas of hotels.

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 and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes hotels, to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. However, guest rooms in hotels are not specifically addressed in the law or decree. Therefore, the regulatory status of smoking in hotel guest rooms is “Uncertain.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should specifically prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces, including guest rooms of hotels.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace to create designated smoking rooms, which we interpret to include public areas prisons as places that are “closed and covered places which are open to the public or constitute work places.” Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in public areas of prisons is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including 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

The law prohibits smoking in “all public transport” including, but not limited to taxis, buses, elevators, and trains. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on buses, trains and other shared ground transportation.

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

The law prohibits smoking in “all public transport” including, but not limited to taxis. Therefore, smoking is prohibited on 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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “all public transport” including, but not limited to airplanes. 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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “all public transport” without exceptions. 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)

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

The law and decree allow a person in control of a public place or workplace, which includes any “closed and covered places which are open to the public” and “taxi stations” to create designated smoking rooms. Designated smoking rooms are subject to design restrictions provided in the decree. Therefore, smoking in public transport facilities is not prohibited.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law and decree should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces and public places, including public transport facilities.