Last updated: July 29, 2022

Smoke Free Status of Indoor Public Places, Workplaces, and Public Transport

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in nearly all public places, including, for example, restaurants, educational facilities, and health facilities. However, designated smoking rooms with ventilation are required in airports, which may not exceed 5% of the total area of the airport.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces to be 100% smoke free.

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in nearly all public places, including, for example, restaurants, educational facilities, and health facilities. However, designated smoking rooms with ventilation are required in airports, which may not exceed 5% of the total area of the airport.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces to be 100% smoke free.

All public transport

100% Smoke Free

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in state agencies, local self-government agencies, and other state establishments.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to government facilities.

Private offices

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in all parts of premises of enterprises, establishments and organizations of all forms of ownership. Designated smoking areas are not allowed.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to private offices.

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking “on the premises and on the territory of health care institutions”, which includes hospitals.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to hospitals.

Residential healthcare facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking “on the premises and on the territory of health care institutions”, which includes public areas of residential health care facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking “on the premises and on the territory of health care institutions”, which includes non-residential health care facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to non-residential healthcare facilities.

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in educational and child-rearing institutions. Therefore, preschools and childcare facilities are 100% smoke free.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to childcare facilities and preschools.

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “educational institutions,” which includes primary and secondary schools.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with regard to primary and secondary schools.

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in “educational institutions,” which includes universities, vocational facilities and dormitories.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to universities and vocational facilities.

Shops

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in the premises of enterprises, institutions and organizations of all forms of ownership,” including shops.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to shops.

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in indoor sports and physical health facilities and physical education and sports institutions.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor stadiums and arenas.

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in public dining institutions, which includes restaurants.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to restaurants.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in public dining institutions, which includes bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

Casinos

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited “on the premises of enterprises, institutions and organizations of all forms of ownership,” including casinos.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to casinos.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in the “premises of hotels and similar accommodation facilities,” including public areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of hotels.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in the “premises of hotels and similar accommodation facilities.” The definition of premises is “any space having a roof and bounded by two or more walls or partitions, regardless of the material of roof, walls or partitions and regardless of whether the structure is permanent or temporary.” Therefore, the ”premises of hotels” includes guestrooms, and guestrooms must be smokefree.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to hotel guestrooms.

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited “in the premises of state agencies and local self-government agencies, [and] other state establishments”, with no designated smoking areas allowed. Therefore, smoking will be banned in public prisons, including public areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of prisons.

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in public transport, which includes trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to shared ground transportation.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in public transport. This is interpreted as including commercial aircraft.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to commercial aircraft.

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in public transport. This is interpreted as including commercial watercraft used for public transport.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to commercial watercraft.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted
Analysis

Smoking is prohibited in train stations and the smoking areas in airports are limited to 5% of the total area of the airport. Smoking is prohibited at other “transportation stops.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including all public transport facilities, to be 100% smoke free.

Entrances to residential buildings

100% Smoke Free