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Last updated: November 26th 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 prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces, with a few exceptions. The law allows designated smoking areas in tobacco specialty shops and airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor workplaces, the law should not provide exceptions to the prohibition of smoking in indoor workplaces.

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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed public places, with a few exceptions. The law allows designated smoking areas in tobacco specialty shops and airports.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor workplaces, the law should not provide exceptions to the prohibition of smoking in indoor public places.

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 or holding a lit tobacco product on public conveyances.

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

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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes government buildings.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes workplace facilities, reception rooms, lobbies, areas where the public have access, and meeting and interview rooms. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in private offices.

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

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Art. 23(1), Scheds. 3(5), 3(7), 3(23)

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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes hospitals.

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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes hospitals and medical facilities. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking 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.

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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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes hospitals and medical facilities. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking 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.

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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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes schools. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in childcare facilities/preschools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to childcare facilities/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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes schools. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking 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 prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes schools. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking 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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes shops. However, the law allows designated smoking areas in a tobacco specialty shop. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

The law could better align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines by prohibiting all smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in all 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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes cinemas and any other facilities that are accessible to the public. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in cultural 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

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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes sports complexes such as stadiums, ballparks, and basketball courts. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in indoor stadiums/arenas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor stadiums/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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes restaurants.

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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes bars and clubs.

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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes casinos.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect 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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes hotels, motels, and inns. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in public areas of hotels/lodging.

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

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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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes hotels, motels, and inns. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in guest rooms of hotels/lodging.

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

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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 or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions that do not include public areas of prisons/detention facilities. Therefore, the law is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

 The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of prisons/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 or holding a lit tobacco product on public conveyances. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes vehicles used for public transport. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

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 or holding a lit tobacco product on public conveyances. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes vehicles used for public transport. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in taxis.

 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 or holding a lit tobacco product on public conveyances s. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes vehicles used for public transport. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in commercial 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 or holding a lit tobacco product on public conveyances. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes vehicles used for public transport. Therefore, the law prohibits smoking in commercial watercraft.

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

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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 prohibits smoking or holding a lit tobacco product in enclosed workplaces and public places, with a few exceptions. The list of places where smoking is prohibited specifically includes areas designated for public transport. However, the law allows designated smoking areas in airports. Therefore, 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 public transport facilities.