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European Observatory / National Legislation

Denmark: Smoke-free Environments Act

Act No. 512 Smoke-free Environments Act, dated 6 June 2007, came into force on 15 August 2007.

Northern Ireland: Smoke-free legislation

Smoke-free legislation came into effect in Northern Ireland on 30 April 2007.

Wales: Smoke-free legislation

Smoke-free legislation came into force in Wales as of 2 April 2007.

Scotland: Smoke-free legislation

The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force on 26 March 2006.

England: Smoke-free legislation

Malta: Smoke-free legislation

The following documentation is provided courtesy of the Health Promotion Department of Malta.

For further information please contact: Health Promotion Department, Anne Buttigieg, tel.: +356 2326 6116.

Sweden: Smoke-free legislation

In May 2004 the Riksdag accepted the government bill on smoke-free eating and drinking establishments. This means that from 1 June 2005 all pubs, restaurants and cafés in Sweden are smoke-free.

Ireland: Smoke-free legislation

Section 47 of the Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 came into force on 29 March 2004.

Poland: Law on the Protection of Public Health

The Polish Law on the Protection of Public Health against the Effects of Tobacco Use was passed by the Polish Parliament on 9 November 1995.

Spain: Smoke-free Legislation

Text of Spanish smoke-free legislation dated 5 October 2005 (in Spanish).


Spain: Law 05.10.2005

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Luxembourg: Bill of law on smoke-free workplaces

Text of Luxembourg’s smoke-free legislation dated 13 July 2006 (in French).

Belgium: Legislation on Smoke-free Workplaces

Text of Belgian legislation on smoke-free workplaces dated 19 January 2005 (in French).


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