Iceland

Smokefree legislation/ initiatives

Smoking is banned in workplaces, though ventilated smoking rooms are allowed (Tobacco Control Act 2002 No 6 31 Jan). Smoking is totally banned in schools, and sports and leisure facilities, and on public transport. Separate smoking areas were previously allowed in restaurants and bars, but on 1 June 2007, smoking was completely banned in restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs and nightclubs. Legislation – Tobacco Control Act 2002 No 6 31 Jan (translated 17/9/04): does not include revisions
http://eng.heilbrigdisraduneyti.is/media/Reglugerdir-enska/Tobacco_Control_Act_revised_2003.pdf

Some bar owners are ignoring the smoking ban The Minister for Health, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarsson, has called for MPs smoking rooms to be discontinued. Workplaces can establish smoking rooms but Minister feels MPs should set a good example. (Globalink NIMI 11 Feb 2008).

Even though smoking is banned in schools, the schools are not following it through. Therefore PHII is offering assistance for making schools completely smokefree in order to reduce smoking and prevent initiation.

Smokefree resources available in 2009

European Network for Smoking Prevention www.ensp.org
Public Health Institute of Iceland

First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Health Service Food and Human Resources: Cheap sale Cigarettes

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