Last updated: January 19, 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:

Some territorial authorities (local councils) have declared some outdoor areas, such as sports stadiums and parks under their control, to be smoke free. Local councils cannot pass laws that would contravene the national law and therefore could not, for example, pass a law declaring hotel guest rooms smoke free.