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Last updated: September 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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces and work zones. 

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

The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places.

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

All public transport

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking on all public transportation, with the exception of long-distance passenger ships where smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas (in open air or in isolated rooms). 

The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it provides an exception for long-distance ships.  To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should define “public transport” in accordance with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines and provide that all public transport be 100% smoke free without exception.

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 throughout premises occupied by state agencies or local self-government agencies, without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all 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 prohibits smoking in workplaces and work zones.

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

The law prohibits smoking throughout premises and territories designated for the provision of medical, rehabilitation and spa services, without exception. 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 throughout premises and territories designated for the provision of medical, rehabilitation and spa services, without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking throughout premises and territories designated for the provision of medical, rehabilitation and spa services, without exception. 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 premises and territories designated for the provision of educational services, including preschools and childcare facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking in premises and territories designated for the provision of educational services. 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 premises and territories designated for the provision of educational services. 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 indoor workplaces and work zones. Additionally, the law prohibits smoking in public services facilities, trade and public dining facilities, markets, and at mobile trade sites Taken together, these provisions are interpreted as covering all shops. Therefore, smoking in shops is prohibited.

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

The law prohibits smoking throughout cultural facilities, without exception.

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

The law prohibits smoking on the territories and in the premises of physical education and sports facilities, without exception. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

Smoking is prohibited in all public dining facilities without exception. Restaurants are included in this category.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all public dining facilities, public service facilities, and trade facilities, without exception. Bars, pubs, and nightclubs are included in this category.

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

The law does not address casinos specifically, but prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces and work zones, social facilities, public dining facilities, public service facilities, and trade facilities. Taken together, these provisions are interpreted as covering casinos. Therefore, smoking in casinos is prohibited.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all housing and hotel services and temporary accommodation facilities. Hotel common areas are such facilities.

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

The law prohibits smoking in all housing and hotel services and temporary accommodation facilities. Hotel guest rooms are such facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to guest rooms in hotels and other lodging.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

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.
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Analysis

The law grants the federal executive agency responsible for prisons the authority to protect prisoners from the effects of second hand smoke. Article 15 of the Internal Regulations of Correctional Institutions prohibits prisoners from smoking outside of designated smoking areas. Under the previous law, smoking was restricted to designated smoking areas. It is uncertain, however, whether the federal executive agency will continue to permit smoking in designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status of “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should eliminate designated smoking areas and mandate that all indoor public places and workplaces, including public areas of prisons, be 100% smoke free without exception.

Law Source, Section
Internal Regulations of Correctional Institutions (adopted by the Ministry of Justice Order No. 205 of November 3, 2005)
Art. 15

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 types of urban and commuter public transport, including long-distance trains that provide passenger transportation services.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to trains, buses, and other shared ground transport. For greater clarity, the law should define the term “public transport” in accordance with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking on all types of urban and commuter public transport. However, it is not clear whether taxis would be included in the definition of urban and commuter public transport as these terms are undefined. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should define the term “public transport” in accordance with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines and provide that all public transport be 100% smoke free.

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 in all aircraft, without exception.

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

Commercial watercraft

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.
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Analysis

Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas – in the open air or in isolated rooms – on long-distance ships that provide transportation services.

The law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 or the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines because it permits smoking on some types of commercial watercraft. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all means of public transportation, including commercial watercraft without exception.

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public transport facilities and within fifteen meters of the entrances of such public transport facilities.

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

Common areas and elevators of apartment buildings

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.
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Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in common areas and elevators of apartment buildings. However, property owners may allow smoking in specially allocated places in the open air or in isolated common areas of apartment buildings which are equipped with ventilation systems.