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Last updated: December 8th 2020

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 prohibits smoking in a specified list of places, many of which are workplaces. While this list captures many types of workplaces, it does not include all types of workplaces; for example, hotels and other lodgings, bars, and discotheques. In any other public place not listed in the law or regulations, the law allows designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards. Because designated smoking rooms are allowed in some workplaces, the regulatory status code "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. In addition, the law should contain a definition of "workplace" that aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 prohibits smoking in only specific enumerated places like government facilities, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, factories, banks, public institutions, and others. In any other public place not listed in the law or regulations, the law allows designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards. Because designated smoking rooms are allowed in some public places, the regulatory status code "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. In addition, the law should contain a definition of "public place" that aligns with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

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 any public means of transport including vehicles, buses, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft.

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

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 prohibits smoking in all ministries, government agencies, and public institutions.

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.
Analysis

The law specifically prohibits smoking in companies, institutions, organizations, factories, and banks. This is interpreted as covering all private offices.

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

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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 prohibits smoking in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical cities, clinics, mobile clinics, medical centers, laboratories, and pharmacies. Additionally, the law prohibits smoking any place that transports or stores medicines and health supplies.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical cities, clinics, mobile clinics, medical centers, laboratories, and pharmacies. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in residential healthcare facilities, including their public areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in all public and private healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical cities, clinics, mobile clinics, medical centers, laboratories, pharmacies, and the like. Therefore, healthcare facilities, including non-residential healthcare facilities, are smoke-free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places, including “educational … and social institutions.” This is interpreted as including childcare facilities and preschools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 specifically prohibits smoking in educational institutions and training facilities. 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.

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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 specifically prohibits smoking in educational institutions and training facilities. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities/vocational facilities.

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

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. "Shops" are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in 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 specifically prohibits smoking in cultural institutions, museums, conference centers, and other facilities.

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

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Indoor stadiums and arenas are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

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Restaurants

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 specifically prohibits smoking in places used to prepare, process, or pack food, beverages, and foodstuffs in restaurants, cafés, booths, stalls, mobile and fixed food trucks, factories, and kitchens. However, it is unclear whether places where food and beverages are served and consumed are intended to be covered. Generally, in public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards. In these smoking rooms, however, food and beverages cannot be served. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in restaurants.

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Bars, pubs, and nightclubs are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Casinos are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in casinos.

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Hotels and lodging are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in public areas of hotels and other lodging.

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Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Hotels and lodging are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meeting specified standards.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in guest rooms of hotels and other lodging.

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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 prohibits smoking in certain enumerated places. Prison and detention facilities are not among the places listed. In public places not specifically listed in the law or regulations, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking rooms meetings specified standards. 

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

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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 prohibits smoking in any public means of transport including cars, buses, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in any public means of transport including cars, buses, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in any public means of transport including vehicles, buses, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in any public means of transport including cars, buses, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 prohibits smoking in all public transport stations including railway stations, metro stations, and airports.

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

Warehouses

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 specifically prohibits smoking in warehouses.

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