Last updated: October 4, 2019

Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places

Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way? Examples of such places include within a specified distance of doorways, outdoor patios of bars or restaurants, parks/beaches, outdoor stadiums, and outdoor markets.

Outdoor public places


The law prohibits smoking in “smoke-free spaces,” which is defined to include any place where smoking is strictly prohibited. Further, the ministerial order implementing this provision specifically prohibits smoking in public places, defined as “any opened or closed, publicly owned or publicly used places accessible and usable by all.” This is interpreted to include any “opened” or outdoor public place.