Last updated: September 27, 2021
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:
Sub-national jurisdictions should adopt laws that implement national policy. Pursuant to Arts. 41 and 42 of Decree No. 015-2008 as amended by Decree No. 001-2011, sub-national jurisdictions play an important role in establishing sanctions and monitoring mechanisms. However, such laws and policies must be in accordance with national law.