Latvia

Smokefree legislation/initiatives

A limited smoking ban is in place. It covers indoor workplaces, offices, cinemas and theatres, all of which allow smoking rooms. It is banned in educational institutions (smoking rooms are allowed in universities), healthcare institutions (smoking rooms are allowed). A complete ban applies to the 10m zone around entrances to municipal and government buildings, at public transport stops and residential stairways. It is completely banned on public transport but smoking rooms are allowed on long-distance ships, trains and airplanes. Smoking rooms of no more than 50% total area are allowed in cafes, restaurants and other eating places. Smoking permitted in bars. Municipalities can restrict smoking in parks, squares, beaches and other similar places.

From 1 April 2010 smoking will be completely banned in cafés, restaurants and other indoor places serving food.

Available smokefree resources

Smokefree Partnership www.smokefreepartnership.eu
European Network on Smoking Prevention www.ensp.org
Ministry of Health www.vm.gov.lv/?id=291&top=291

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