Armenia

Smokefree legislation/initiatives

Armenia was one of the first countries to ratify the FCTC. The national smokefree law (2004) imposes smoking restrictions or bans all public places, except dining facilities. It bans smoking in healthcare, educational and cultural institutions and public transport, and restricts smoking in all other enterprises and organizations, i.e. allows designated areas for smoking.

A full list of smokefree provisions is at www.tobaccofreearmenia.am/legislation1.html (unofficial translation).

Enforcement

Limited enforcement mechanisms exist and compliance with the provisions of the national tobacco control law is low. However, the Parliamentary Committee on Health Care proposed a draft “On the amendments and additions to the Administrative Code” to introduce the enforcement measures. These measures are expected to be adopted by Spring 2009.

Smokefree resources available in 2009

Coalition for Tobacco Free Armenia (CTFA) www.tobaccofreearmenia.am
Analytical Review of the Tobacco Control Policy in Armenia 2005-2007

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