Last updated: September 21, 2022

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:

Sub-national legislation can provide that specified places, in addition to those listed in the national legislation, are smoke free. The law gives the Minister of Health the authority to designate additional places as smoke free and this authority is delegated to Governors at the regional level.

The city of Alexandria has a sub-national smoke free law but it is not more stringent than national law.