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Last updated: November 12th 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 in workplaces, but allows for the designation of ventilated rooms for smoking in the following specified places that are both workplaces and public places: airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Accordingly, the regulatory status code of “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

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 prohibits smoking in public places, but allows for the designation of smoking rooms with ventilation in the following specified places that are both public places and workplaces: airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Accordingly, the regulatory status code of “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

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

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 on public transport, but allows for the designation of smoking rooms with ventilation on ships and trains. Accordingly, the regulatory status code of “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

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

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 indoor government facilities. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Because private offices are not among those places listed as exceptions, smoking is prohibited in all indoor private offices. 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.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in indoor and outdoor areas of health facilities. Therefore, the law aligns 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 prohibits smoking in indoor and outdoor areas of health facilities. Therefore, the law aligns 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 prohibits smoking in indoor and outdoor areas of health facilities. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas of 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 prohibits smoking in all indoor and outdoor childcare facilities and entertainment areas designated for children. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to childcare facilities/preschool.

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 comprehensively prohibits smoking in indoor and outdoor education facilities other than universities, colleges, and academic institutes, where smoking is banned indoors. Therefore, the law aligns 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 prohibits smoking in indoor areas of universities, colleges, and academic institutes. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to universities/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.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to stores or 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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to indoor stadiums/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.
Analysis

The law bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to 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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Designated smoking rooms with ventilation are permitted in those places specified. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception, including 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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to casinos.

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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Designated smoking rooms with ventilation are permitted in those places specified. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception, including all parts of hotels.

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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Designated smoking rooms with ventilation are permitted in those places specified. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places without exception, including hotels/lodging guest rooms.

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 bans smoking in indoor public places and workplaces except in airport waiting areas, bars, karaoke lounges, discos, hotels, and guesthouses. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas in prisons/detention facilities.

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

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 public means of transport that are automobiles, airplanes, and sky trains/metros, but authorizes smoking rooms with ventilation on ships and trains. By allowing smoking rooms in trains and ships, the law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be completely prohibited on all means of public transport.

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 specifically prohibits smoking in automobiles, airplanes, and sky trains/metros. Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard 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 specifically prohibits smoking in airplanes. Therefore, 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.
Analysis

The law specifically prohibits smoking in public means of transport that are automobiles, airplanes, and sky trains/metros, but authorizes smoking rooms with ventilation on ships and trains. By allowing smoking rooms on ships and trains, the law does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be completely prohibited on all means of public transport, including ships and all other 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 bans smoking in public transport facilities with the exception of airports. In airport waiting areas, designated smoking rooms with ventilation are permitted. Because the law authorizes smoking rooms with ventilation in airport waiting areas, it does not align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, smoking should be prohibited in all indoor public and workplaces, including waiting areas in all public transport facilities.