Last updated: August 21, 2023

Sub-national Laws

Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?


If yes, are they allowed to be more stringent than national law?


If yes, do one or more sub-national jurisdictions have smoke-free laws more stringent than national law?


A brief comment on the extent of sub-national legislation:

Several municipalities have implemented smoke free working hours. Smoking is forbidden during work hours, including if employees leave the workplace during work hours, for example, to go to meetings. Reported in Denmark’s 2020 Reporting Instrument of WHO FCTC, available at: