Last updated: March 22, 2024

Sub-national Laws

Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?


If yes, are they allowed to be more stringent than national law?


If yes, do one or more sub-national jurisdictions have smoke-free laws more stringent than national law?


A brief comment on the extent of sub-national legislation:

In April 2010, the Melaka State Government, one of the 15 states in Malaysia, which is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, declared Melaka to be a Smoke Free City. In June 2011, the State Government designated five areas as smoke-free: the 4.2sq km World Heritage City, Taman Melaka Raya, the Malacca International Trade Centre in Ayer Keroh, and the Alor Gajah and Jasin town centres.