Last updated: September 27, 2021

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 areas of institutions dedicated to health and education


Decree 015-2008, amended by Decree 001-2011, prohibits smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas of institutions dedicated to health and education.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, which obligate Parties to adopt and implement effective measures providing protection from exposure to tobacco smoke “in indoor workplaces, public transport, indoor public places and, as appropriate, other public places.”