Smoking Ban List
As the world becomes a safer, green-minded place to live in, many nations are taking steps to promote a healthier public environment. Just take a look at all of the places where smoking has been outlawed in public places and think to yourself: If smoking wasn’t that bad for you, would all these destinations take the same action?
Smoking is harmful, even as second-hand smoke. Here is a list of all of the places that have bans or restrictions regarding cigarette smoking in public places.
Note: We decided to make up a term to easily define the act of “Being forced by law to create an area for smokers that is out of harm's way to other people in the establishment.” This term is “sectional smoking.”
May 26, 2007 the country passed a law that banned smoking in closed public areas and also outlawed tobacco advertising.
Smoking is banned in government buildings, public buses, and educational facilities.
Buenos Aires banned smoking in 2006 in public areas, with some restrictions worth pointing out. Smoking is sectioned off in some cities, where the bar or restaurant owners have to make separate smoking areas.
A March 2005 law banned smoking in hospitals, educational, cultural and mental institutions. It also banned smoking on public transportation. This ban was later updated to require public and private institutions to section off areas where people can smoke out of the harmful way of others.
There are many State-to-State rules, but in short, there has been an overwhelming movement to get rid of smoking in public areas.
Austria has updated its policy to basically state that any establishment over 80 m2 has to have sectional smoking.
Bahrain outlawed smoking in public places on 27 February 2008.
The current ban is in effect in any area where food is served.
Workplaces, bars, restaurants, and clubs all outlawed smoking.
After a lengthy struggle since 2005, many policies have been installed, only to eventually be repealed. There have been prison terms for people SELLING tobacco in Bhutan, so you can see this is a very serious issue.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Smoking is banned in public buildings dating back to 2007.
Sectional smoking as well as bans in public places.
Banned in all indoor establishments except bars and restaurants.
Smoking is banned in all territories and provinces at last time of reviewing Canada’s smoking rules.
Sectional smoking in most circumstances.
Smoking is banned about everywhere in China except restaurants.
Indoor work environments and public places are smoke-free, and Colombia is very strict in its rules towards advertising to minors.
There are some strict rules in Croatia, but the main idea is that establishments that meet strict criteria have to use ventilation systems in order to control their environment.
Most workplaces in Cuba have outlawed smoking, and there are very strict rules on where tobacco can even be sold.
Regulated smoking, very complicated to report.
Sectional smoking with some parameters.
Ecuador is a big smoking nation, and while there are signs in certain areas where smoking is allowed, it’s routinely ignored from all reports.
The last report says Finland plans on outlawing smoking entirely.
Sectional smoking with some rules.
Rules are in place, but according to reports, not really enforced.
Update coming soon.
Banned in public establishments.
Very complex rules, fines, and regulations, but bottom line, smoking is closely governed.
Smoking has been banned for several years in public establishments.
In India, you can basically smoke inside your own home or car to be safe. Anything else has rules.
Banned with a few parameters.
Isle of Man
Banned. Even in prison.
Sectional smoking and strict bans.
Italy was one of the first nations to adopt no-smoking policies and has rules based on sectional smoking.
Rules vary, but for the most part, it’s difficult to smoke anywhere in public.
Full smoking ban.
Banned, except for in specialized smoking bars.
Banned except for in “snack bars.”
Banned unless you are in your own home.
Banned in airports, clubs, and bars.
Banned, but you can smoke in bars, nightclubs, or other late night spots.
Banned, with some sectional smoking.
Banned, with some loose interpretations.
For the most part, banned.
Small bars can sometimes be allowed, but other than that, it's banned.
Banned, with some restrictions in regards to people who use ventilation.
Banned with some parameters for people that do want to allow smoking.
Banned with State to State variations.,
United Arab Emirates
Banned with big fines for people who violate the rules.
Various rules make smoking illegal in restaurants and public places, with restrictions.
Smoking is banned on public premises.
State-by-State rules differ, but anyone in the USA can attest that smoking is generally outlawed in public places.
Banned everywhere imaginable.
Smoking is prohibited in public places in and is enforced with a huge fine and a possible two-year prison term. \