LANGUAGE
Last updated: August 18th 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 all enclosed workplaces, with the exception of hotel guestrooms. The law provides for one limited exemption (for hotel guestrooms) to a complete indoor public place and workplace smoking ban.

FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each Party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.

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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 all indoor public places; however, a limited exception is provided that allows the owner to allow smoking in a hotel guest room. Although guest rooms are not public places, permitting smoking in some guest rooms will result in exposure to tobacco smoke in other areas of the hotel, including public areas.  Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given rather than “100% Smoke Free.”

FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each Party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.

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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 prohibits smoking in all public transport.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in government facilities.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in indoor private offices.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in hospitals.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in all public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in non-residential healthcare facilities.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in childcare facilities and preschool.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in shops.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in cultural facilities.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in indoor stadiums and arenas.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in restaurants.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in casinos.

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 prohibits smoking in all public places and enclosed workplaces with the exception of hotel guestrooms. Smoking is prohibited in public areas of hotels.

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

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 all public places and enclosed workplaces with the explicit exception of hotel guestrooms. However, the owner of a hotel may prohibit or restrict smoking in guestrooms.

The law provides for one limited exemption - for hotel guestrooms - to a complete indoor public place and workplace smoking ban. FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each Party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party. Therefore, the government of Seychelles should strive to eliminate this exemption as the FCTC entered into force in the Seychelles in February 2005.

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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 prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in all areas of prisons and detention centers.

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

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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 all public transport, including trains, buses, and other ground transportation.

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

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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 all public transport, including taxis.

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

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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 all public transport, including commercial aircraft.

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

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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 all public transport, including commercial watercraft.

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

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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 virtually all public places and enclosed workplaces (with the limited exception of hotel guestrooms), and therefore smoking is prohibited in all public transport facilities.

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

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