Ukraine – New law extends smoking ban

JUNE 2012 – A new law has entered into force that has extended the country’s existing smoking ban. Smoking is now prohibited on the premises of all restaurants, cafés and bars and in cultural, sport and government buildings (the ban previously covered health and education facilities). The new law also bans smoking at public transport stops in addition to the existing ban that covered public transport vehicles. However, smokers are still allowed to smoke outside in many outdoor public places.

More information is available from Konstantin Krasovsky, Head, Tobacco Control Unit, Ukrainian Institute of Strategic Research, Ministry of Health (


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