Last updated: June 1, 2023

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

All indoor workplaces

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in a public place, which by definition includes all indoor workplaces and common areas used by employees during the course of employment or work.

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

All indoor public places

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places.

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

All public transport

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in a public place, which by definition includes a public conveyance.

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

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including government buildings and vehicles.

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

Private offices

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including workplaces, defined as an indoor area where employment and work duties are performed and common areas used by employees during the course of employment or work. This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in private offices.

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

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including indoor areas of hospitals.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of any clinic, medical center, or other health institution. This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of any clinic, medical center, or other health institution. This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in non-residential healthcare facilities.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of any pre-primary institution or any other premises where services to children are provided.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to childcare facilities/preschools.

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including indoor areas of any primary or secondary educational institution.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including indoor areas of any tertiary educational institution.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including markets, shopping malls, and retail and wholesale establishments.

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

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including cinema halls, theaters, video houses, such other halls or places of performance, dance halls, and any other entertainment facilities.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including indoor stadiums.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor stadiums/arenas.

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of cafes and restaurants.

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

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of bars and nightclubs.

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

Casinos

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including entertainment facilities. This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in casinos.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to casinos.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including indoor areas of hotels. However, the law permits hotels to import waterpipe and waterpipe tobacco to be used only in a demarcated area of a hotel, subject to specific requirements, including the area being an outdoor area distinctively marked for waterpipe smoking, not being used for food, drink, or other services, and children being prohibited from the area.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines the law should prohibit all smoking in all public areas of hotels.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

Uncertain
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, which includes hotels, but does not specifically address guest rooms. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

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

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places, including reform institutions. This is interpreted as prohibiting smoking in prisons/detention facilities.

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

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking while driving or traveling in a vehicle carrying passengers or while being in a stationary vehicle carrying passengers. The law also prohibits smoking in public places, which by definition includes public conveyances. As a public conveyance is any means of transport carrying passengers for hire or reward, the law prohibits smoking on trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to trains, buses, and other share ground transportation.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking while driving or traveling in a vehicle carrying passengers or while being in a stationary vehicle carrying passengers. The law also prohibits smoking in public places, which by definition includes public conveyances. As a public conveyance is any means of transport carrying passengers for hire or reward, the law prohibits smoking in taxis.

Therefore, the law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to taxis (for-hire vehicles).

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking while driving or traveling in a vehicle carrying passengers or while being in a stationary vehicle carrying passengers. The law also prohibits smoking in public places, which by definition includes public conveyances. As a public conveyance is any means of transport carrying passengers for hire or reward, the law prohibits smoking on commercial aircraft.

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

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking while driving or traveling in a vehicle carrying passengers or while being in a stationary vehicle carrying passengers. The law also prohibits smoking in public places, which by definition includes public conveyances. As a public conveyance is any means of transport carrying passengers for hire or reward, the law prohibits smoking on commercial watercraft.

Therefore, 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

The law prohibits smoking in public places including all indoor areas of bus stands, bus stations, railway or tramway stations, airports, airfields, ports, and other transport terminals.

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

Recreational places

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor recreational places including wellness/health and recreational parks, gardens, and public beaches to which the public has access.

Places of worship

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including places of worship.

Homes for children

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in public places including indoor areas of homes for children and other premises where services to children are provided.