Last updated: June 1, 2020
Institute for the Prevention of Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Drug Dependency (IHADFA)
The law and regulations each identify the Institute for the Prevention of Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Drug Dependency (IHADFA) as the responsible authority for the formulation and execution of the law and its accompanying regulations. In addition, Art. 26 of the regulations specifically identifies IHADFA, in coordination with other ministries, as the entity charged with enforcing the smoking ban.
The law authorizes police authorities to sanction those in violation of the law.
Municipalities have the authority to sanction individuals who use tobacco-derived products in places where it is prohibited (Art. 44); owners or proprietors of public and private establishments who allow smoking where it is prohibited (Art. 45); and gas station owners or proprietors who allow the use of tobacco-derived products within their service stations (Art. 48). Under the regulations, municipalities also have the authority to sanction those who smoke on public transport in violation of the smoking ban.
General Office of Transportation
The law and regulations grant the General Office of Transportation the authority to fine owners of any type of transportation who allow smoking or where smoking takes place.
Executive Revenue Office, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of State at the Industry and Commerce Department through the General Consumer Protection Office
The law grants these agencies the authority to impose sanctions for non-compliance with the duty to post notices where smoking is prohibited, as required under Art. 26 of the law.