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Last updated: April 14th 2020

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

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in some indoor workplaces, such as education and healthcare facilities, and restricts smoking to designated smoking areas in other indoor workplaces, such as restaurants, bars, and commercial facilities. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces.

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in some indoor workplaces, such as education and healthcare facilities, and restricts smoking to designated smoking areas in other indoor workplaces, such as restaurants, bars, and commercial facilities. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all indoor public places.

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking on buses, taxis, trains, boats, planes, and any vehicles carrying passengers. However, the law permits the creation of ventilated or outdoor smoking areas on water and rail transportation. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on all forms of public transport.

Government facilities

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in social service enterprises which includes some government facilities. However, in other government facilities, the law restricts smoking to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all government facilities.

Law Source, Section
Articles 10.1.7, 10.1.19,10.3

Private offices

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in “other enterprises, institutions and organizations, at workplaces, regardless of their type of ownership and organizational-legal form” to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Therefore, smoking is restricted in private offices. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in private offices.

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in health and medical rehabilitation facilities.

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

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Residential healthcare facilities - public areas

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in health and medical rehabilitation facilities.

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

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Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in health and medical rehabilitation facilities.

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

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Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in education and training institutions and children’s playgrounds.

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

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Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in education and training institutions and children’s playgrounds.

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

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Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in education and training institutions.

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

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Shops

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in commercial facilities to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in shops.

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other cultural facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines regarding cultural facilities.

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Indoor stadium/arenas

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in buildings and facilities where sports competitions and other mass events are held to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in indoor stadiums and arenas.

Restaurants

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in public-catering facilities, including restaurants, to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in restaurants.

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in public-catering facilities, including bars, to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Casinos

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Although the law does not mention casinos specifically, the law restricts smoking in public-catering facilities and commercial facilities to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Casinos may fall under one or both of these categories. Further, the law similarly restricts smoking in “other enterprises.” Therefore, the law is interpreted as restricting smoking in casinos to designated smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in casinos.

Hotels/lodging - public areas

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in accommodation facilities to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. The law defines “accommodation facilities” as hotels, leisure centers, sanatorium-resorts, boarding houses, motels, hostels, as well as individuals staying and other accommodation facilities that can stay for at least twenty-four hours. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in public areas of hotels.

Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms

Uncertain
The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to the lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in accommodation facilities to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. The law defines “accommodation facilities” as hotels, leisure centers, sanatorium-resorts, boarding houses, motels, hostels, as well as individuals staying and other accommodation facilities that can stay for at least twenty-four hours. However, guest rooms in hotels and lodging facilities are not explicitly included. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given for guest rooms of hotels.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in guest rooms in hotels and lodging facilities.

Law Source, Section
Articles 1.0.10, 10.1.8, 10.1.19, 10.3

Prisons/detention facilities - public areas

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Although the law doesn’t address prisons specifically, the law restricts smoking in “other enterprises, institutions and organizations, at workplaces” to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Therefore, smoking is restricted in public areas of prisons. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

Smoking is Restricted
Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking on buses, trains, and in other vehicles carrying passengers. However, the law permits smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas on trains. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking on trains, buses, and other shared ground transport.

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in taxis and other vehicles carrying passengers.

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

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Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in air transport. Although the law provides an exception permitting designated smoking areas in other means of transport listed in Article 10.1.14, this exception does not apply to air transport. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in commercial aircraft.

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

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Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking in water transport to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. Requirements for designated smoking areas are contained in Decision No. 127/2018.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in commercial aircraft.

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law restricts smoking at most public transport facilities, including air and seaports, railroad stations, bus stations, and bus stops, to smoking rooms or outdoor smoking areas. However, the law prohibits smoking in subway stations.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all public transport facilities.

Law Source, Section
Articles 10.1.13, 10.1.15, 10.3

Elevators and common areas of multi-apartment residential buildings

100% Smoke Free
100% smoke free environment throughout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

The law prohibits smoking in elevators and common areas of multi-apartment residential buildings.

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