Lao PDR Tobacco Control Law of 2009
(Approved on 26 November 2003)
Smoke-free or Not?
(Barriers in moving towards a 100% Smoke-free Environment based on the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines)
1. The Tobacco Control Law of 2009 allows the designation of smoking areas in the following:
- State and private offices;
- Trade centers, department stores, guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and markets;
- Public places and crowded places such as passenger waiting halls, sport practice places and stadiums, clubs, temples, churches and public parks.