Last updated: June 15, 2023
The law states that “State control in the sphere of protecting the health of citizens from the effects of tobacco and nicotine consumption, and exposure to ambient tobacco smoke and aerosol is exerted by authorized state bodies within their competence.” Therefore, it is unclear which agency or agencies are authorized to inspect and enforce no-smoking laws in public places, workplaces and public transport, and whether there is a duty to enforce.
To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should clearly state which agencies have jurisdiction of which places, and impose a duty to enforce.