Moving Forward As A Smoke-Free Country

 

Smoke-Free Level III Gold (Best)

  • 100% Smoke-free law, designated smoking area rooms/areas not permitted by law with good implementation nationwide

Smoke-Free Level III Silver

  • Smoke-free law allows the designation of smoking room/areas for less than five places/settings with good implementation nationwide

Smoke-Free Level II

  • Smoke-free law allows the designation of smoking rooms/areas in five or more places/settings; may have standards set for its size and ventilation with good implementation nationwide

Smoke-Free Level I

  • No national tobacco control law but with smoke-free initiatives

2 Criteria of a Smoke-Free Country

  1. Smoke-free places based on law
  2. Smoke-free places based on enforcement

*In the context of this guide, a “smoke-free city” is a city that has adopted and implemented legislation that prohibits smoking in all indoor (or enclosed, if that terminology is more familiar) workplaces, all indoor public places, and all public transportation, with no or very limited exceptions. “Comprehensive smoke-free legislation” refers to legislation that prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, all indoor public places, and on all public transportation as recommended by the WHO FCTC Article 8 implementation guidelines. Legislation that permits indoor smoking areas of any kind is not considered “smoke-free”.

Source: http://www.who.int/kobe_centre/publications/makingcities_smokefree.pdf