Last updated: February 11, 2024

Smoke Free Status of Indoor Public Places, Workplaces, and Public Transport

All indoor workplaces

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

All indoor workplaces are smoke free. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 with respect to smoking in indoor workplaces.

All indoor public places

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

All indoor public places are smoke free. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 with respect to smoking in indoor public places.

All public transport

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking inside public land, water, and air transport

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

All indoor public offices are smoke free. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all government facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in government facilities.

Private offices

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in private offices. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in private offices.

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which is interpreted to include hospitals.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in hospitals.

Residential healthcare facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which is interpreted to include public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "health service facilities," which is interpreted to include non-residential healthcare facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in non-residential healthcare facilities.

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all educational facilities, which is interpreted to include all childcare facilities and preschools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in childcare facilities and preschools.

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all educational facilities, which is interpreted to include primary and secondary schools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in primary and secondary schools.

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all educational facilities, which is interpreted to include universities and vocational facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in universities and vocational facilities.

Shops

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "trade centers, department stores, markets and general stores." Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all indoor shops are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in shops.

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "public parks, museums, cultural halls, theaters, gymnasiums, cinema halls, religious facilities, memorials and convention halls." This is interpreted as including cultural facilities. Therefore, all cultural facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in cultural facilities.

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in all "sports facilities", gymnasiums, and “crowded places.” Therefore, all indoor stadiums and arenas are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in restaurants. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all indoor restaurants are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in restaurants.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in food and beverage outlets; and karaoke and entertainment venues. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all bars, pubs, and nightclubs are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

Casinos

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in entertainment venues, which is interpreted to include casinos. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all casinos are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in casinos.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in guesthouses and hotels. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, all indoor public areas of hotels are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public areas of hotels and lodging.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in guesthouses and hotels. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, hotel guestrooms may not be designated as smoking areas and must be smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in guestrooms of hotels and lodging.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibit“ smoking in "public offices." This provision is interpreted as including all state-run prisons and detention facilities and their public areas. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, public areas of prisons and detention facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking inside of public land, water, and air transport. This is interpreted as including all trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking inside of public land, water, and air transport. This is interpreted as including taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in taxis. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking inside of public land, water, and air transport. This is interpreted to include commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in commercial aircraft. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking inside of public land, water, and air transport. This is interpreted to include commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in commercial watercraft. However, to clarify the scope of the ban, the law should contain a definition of "public transport" in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in building at bus and train stations, airports, harbor stations, and other public places. Any designated smoking areas must be outdoors and at least 10 meters away from the building. Therefore, indoor public transport facilities are smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to smoking in public transport facilities.

Places where inflammable materials and substances are present

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in places where inflammable materials and substances are present.

Religious Facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in religious facilities.