Last updated: September 17, 2019

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

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Because hotel guestrooms and casinos are workplaces for some people, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces, including hotel guestrooms and casinos.

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Due to these exemptions, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, including hotel guestrooms and casinos.

All public transport

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited on all public transport.

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

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in government facilities.

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

Private offices

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in private offices.

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

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. In addition, the law specifically prohibits smoking in hospitals, clinics, and other health institutions.

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

Residential healthcare facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. In addition, the law specifically prohibits smoking in hospitals, clinics, and other health institutions, 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 public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. In addition, the law specifically prohibits smoking in hospitals, clinics, and other health institutions, which includes non-residential healthcare facilities.

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

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. In addition, the law specifically prohibits smoking in “any classroom, corridor, yard or appurtenance of a school, day home or similar premises used by children under eighteen years of age.” “School” is defined to include “a kindergarten, nursery school or similar premises.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in childcare facilities and preschools.

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

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. In addition, the law specifically prohibits smoking in “any classroom, corridor, yard or appurtenance of a school, day home or similar premises used by children under eighteen years of age.” Therefore, smoking is prohibited in primary and secondary schools.

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

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in universities and vocational facilities.

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

Shops

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in shops.

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

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in cultural facilities.

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

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in indoor stadiums and arenas.

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

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in restaurants.

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

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

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

Casinos

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Designated smoking rooms are permitted in casinos. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in casinos.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of hotels and lodging.

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

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is permitted in individual rooms in hotels and other lodging which are solely occupied by smoking patrons.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all guest rooms in hotels and lodging facilities.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

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

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited on all public transport, including trains, buses and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to trains, buses, and other shared ground transport.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited on all public transport, including taxis.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to taxis.

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited on all public transport, including commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to commercial aircraft.

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited on all public transport, including commercial watercraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to commercial watercraft.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas except individual hotel guestrooms and designated smoking rooms in casinos. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in public transport facilities.

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

Private vehicles in the presence of a minor

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in a private vehicle in the presence of a minor (defined as under the age of 16).