|MPOWER: 2. Protect from Tobacco Smoke (Numeric Value)|
Country's legislation is assessed to determine whether smoke-free laws exist in each of the following places at either the national or subnational level: • health-care facilities; • educational facilities other than universities; • universities; • government facilities; • indoor offices; • restaurants; • pubs and bars; • public transport. The implementation status of the Smoke-free environments measure was classified by grouping countries into five groups. The groupings for this indicator are: 1 = Data not reported/not categorized* 2 = Up to two public places completely smoke-free 3 = Three to five public places completely smoke-free 4 = Six to seven public places completely smoke-free 6 = All public places completely smoke-free (or at least 90% of the population covered by complete subnational smoke-free legislation) *In several countries, in order to significantly expand the creation of smoke-free places, including restaurants and bars, it was politically necessary to include exceptions to the law that allowed for the provision of designated smoking rooms. The requirements for designated smoking rooms are so technically complex and stringent that, for practical purposes, few or no establishments are expected to implement them. Because no data were requested on the number of complex designated smoking rooms actually constructed, it is not possible to know whether these laws have resulted in the complete absence of such rooms, as intended. For this reason, these few countries have not been categorized in the analyses for this indicator.