Enforcement

Smoke-free Places

Non smoking areas include the following: (Article 37)

  • Health service facilities,
  • Educational facilities, meeting rooms, entertainment rooms
  • Public land, and water and air transportation
  • Places where there are inflammable materials, such as fuel, chemicals and similar material
  • Places with No Smoking signs and designated smoke free places

Designation of Smoking Areas

Places where specific smoking areas shall be established are as follows:
(Article 38)

  • 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.

Enforcement Team

Tobacco Control Management Authority (Article 51)

The Government centrally and unanimously manages tobacco control work throughout the country by assigning the Ministry of Health to be the focal point for coordinating with other concerned sectors, in particular with Industry and Commerce, Finance, Information and Culture, Education sectors, and local related authorities.

The tobacco control management authority is composed of the following:

  • Ministry of Health
  • Provincial and City Health Departments
  • District and Municipal Health Bureaus

Penalty or Fines
Individuals smoking in prohibited areas for first time shall be educated and warned.(Article 62. Educational Measures)

Individuals or organizations violating this Law, shall be educated, warned, face disciplinary measures, fined, pay compensation for civil damages or face criminal punishment depending on the gravity of the violation. (Article 61. Measures Against Violators) Note: Fines and Penalties will still be determined.

Penalty or Fines

Individuals smoking in prohibited areas for first time shall be educated and warned.(Article 62. Educational Measures)

Individuals or organizations violating this Law, shall be educated, warned, face disciplinary measures, fined, pay compensation for civil damages or face criminal punishment depending on the gravity of the violation. (Article 61. Measures Against Violators) Note: Fines and Penalties will still be determined.