Enforcement

Smoke-free Places

The following compounds, buildings, rooms and places are non-smoking areas: (Chapter VI of the Law)

  • hospital buildings, offices, compounds and other buildings in the compound except staff houses and apartments in the hospital compound
  • Medical treatment centres and clinics
  • Stadium and indoor playing fields
  • Children drill sheds and playgrounds
  • Teaching buildings, classrooms, offices, compounds and other buildings in the compound except staff houses and apartments in the school compound
  • Teaching buildings of universities, degree colleges, colleges and institutes, classrooms and offices
  • Opera houses, cinema halls, video halls and other buildings of entertainment
  • Marts, department stores, stores and market sheds
  • Museums, archives, public libraries and reading rooms
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Air-conditioned public rooms
  • Public auditoriums
  • Teaching buildings and classrooms of private tuition classes and training schools
  • Other public compounds, buildings and places prescribed through notification by the Ministry of Health

Enforcement Team

The Central Board of the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product is composed of the Minister of Health as Chairman, Deputy Minister of Health as Vice-Chairman, Director-General of the Department of Health as Secretary, This Board prepares plans and provides guidance in the implementation of the Law while the Ministry of Health implements the policies and guidelines set by the Board.

Penalty or Fines

S​moking or holding ​of ​lighted cigar​ettes​ in any non-smoking area shall, on conviction be punished with a fine from a minimum of kyats 1000 to a maximum of kyats 5000 (USD 156-780). ​

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