What locations are “Statutory No Smoking Areas”?Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office, Department of Health
In accordance with the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, the following areas are designated as ‘Statutory No Smoking Areas’. No person shall smoke or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe in statutory no smoking areas, or else will be liable to a fixed penalty of $1,500.
Indoor Areas (Note 1) as
Indoor and Outdoor Areas as No Smoking Areas
Note 1：The definition of “Indoor Areas” is：
- having a ceiling or roof, or a cover that functions (whether temporarily or permanently) as a ceiling or roof, and
- enclosed (whether temporarily or permanently) at least up to 50% of the total area on all sides, except for any window or door, or any closeable opening that functions as a window or door
Note 3：Even there is no passenger on the vehicle, public light bus & taxi drivers cannot smoke inside the vehicle.
In addition to the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, there are other legislation related to smoking ban. Venue managers have also been conferred with powers by the relevant ordinances to enforce the smoking ban. The following are the major no smoking areas governed by the law -
Statutory No Smoking Area
|Chapter 283 HOUSING ORDINANCE||Public areas inside the public housing estates managed by the Housing Department|
|Chapter 374 ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE||Car parks|
|Chapter 388 OCEAN PARK CORPORATION ORDINANCE||The non-smoking areas inside Ocean Park|
|Chapter 577 TUNG CHUNG CABLE CAR ORDINANCE||The non-smoking areas inside the cable car system linking Tung Chung and Ngong Ping|
|Chapter 556 MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ORDINANCE||MTR areas|
|Chapter 483 AIRPORT AUTHORITY ORDINANCE||The Restricted Area, passenger terminal building, ground transportation centre, public transport facilities or the public car parks inside the Hong Kong International Airport (except in an area designated by the Authority as a smoking area).|
|Chapter 313 SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL ORDINANCE||China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, the public air-conditioned area of Tuen Mun Pier|
|Chapter 1023 HONGKONG AND KOWLOON WHARF AND GODOWN COMPANY LIMITED (BY-LAWS) ORDINANCE||Areas of the Modern Terminals|
|Chapter 1038 NORTH POINT WHARVES LIMITED ORDINANCE||Buildings inside North Point Wharves|
If you have any enquiry on the classification of the above no smoking areas or relevant enforcement issues, please check with the venue managers of the respective locations. For other legislation related to tobacco control, please click here.