Last updated: September 17, 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.

Outdoor areas of health, education and sports facilities


The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces. The definition of “enclosed public place” specifically includes “all institutions of health, education and sports with all their open and enclosed annexes.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in outdoor areas of health, education and sports facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to prohibiting smoking in “other appropriate places.”