Last updated: August 7, 2020

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 waiting areas for buses and trains


The law prohibits smoking in “place[s] of public work or use” that are included on the lists contained in the Ordinance or SRO. The 2002 Ordinance list includes “waiting rooms at bus stations and addas.” Addas is a local term meaning “outdoor waiting area,” and includes outdoor bus and train waiting areas.