Last updated: January 14, 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.

Primary and secondary school grounds


Article 20(1) of the Tobacco Control Act 2010 prohibits smoking on any school grounds - indoor or outdoor - and whether the structures are permanent or temporary, without exception. Article 2 of the Tobacco Control Regulations 2013 specifically defines “school” as “a primary or secondary education institution.”

Hospitals and health clinics


Article 21(1) of the Tobacco Control Act 2010 prohibits smoking in “[a]ll indoor places and outdoor areas of hospitals and health clinics,” without exception.