Last updated: October 28, 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.

Children's playgrounds


The national Health Law prohibits smoking in certain types of public places and requires designated smoking areas in other types of public places. Under the Health Law, children’s playgrounds are smoke free. However, the realization of the “100% smoke free” regulatory status of children’s playgrounds depends upon local implementing legislation. The Health Law requires that “local governments have to designate smoke free zones in their area of jurisdiction.” Similarly, Art. 52 of Government Regulation (PP) 109 of 2012 requires local governments to undertake implementation of smoke free areas. Neither the law nor the PP sets a deadline by which local governments must act, and some local governments have passed legislation while others have not. As of the date of this review, the national law has not been locally implemented in every jurisdiction with respect to children’s playgrounds.

Motorbikes used for public transportation

Analysis Regulation No. 12 of 2019 prohibits drivers of motorbikes from smoking when the motorbike is used for public transportation.