Smoke-Free Environments

Smoke-Free Environments

Smoke-free Index Myanmar: Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 8 (PDF 18.7mb)

Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke in Myanmar, 2022.

Smoke-Free Index: Implementation of Article 8 of the WHO Framework convention on Tobacco Control (Protection from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke) in ASEAN Countries, 2020 PDF 1.3mb
This Index is based on the WHO FCTC Article 8 Guidelines which shows an update on the smoke-free laws and its enforcement in the 10 countries in the ASEAN region. The 2020 version includes a section on the tobacco industry’s smoke-free lie as they use the term “smoke-free” to refer to heated tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems as they claim to transform its business by switching smokers of traditional cigarettes to its new tobacco products in order to achieve a “smoke-free future”. Clearly, the tobacco industry is not serious about achieving this goal, as it continues its massive production and aggressive worldwide marketing of traditional cigarettes and unabashedly continues to undermine tobacco control efforts of countries dedicated to creating 100% smoke-free environments. At the same time, e-cigarettes are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts and hindering those who want to quit smoking for good.


Smoke-Free Index 2019
PDF 5.2mb 



smf-toolkit-2016-coverSmoke-Free Toolkit: Implementing FCTC Article 8 Guidelines PDF 6.3mb

This toolkit is designed as a training module aiming to build the capacity and confidence of the smoke-free focal persons in different government and non-government organizations, and equip them with the basic knowledge, skills and tools to strengthen the implementation of FCTC Article 8 guidelines in their cities, states, and provinces. It includes application of the seven principles of the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines; 
assessing the different smoke-free settings in the law and discuss how these settings compare 
with the standard definition; identifying and applying the key elements in the smoke-free campaign by using the smoke-free 
meter; defining compliance and enforcement; identifying the duties and responsibilities of the organizations in the working group; identifying the enforcement mechanism and apply the 10 steps in making a city smoke-free as well as learning using the social media in strengthening the campaign and the network. 

smf-index-2016-coverSmoke-free Index:
Implementation of Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (2017) PDF 1mb

This SEATCA Smoke-free Index describes the implementation of the seven principles of WHO FCTC Article 8 in the ASEAN region. It is intended to assist Parties in meeting their obligations under Article 8 of the FCTC. It contains agreed statement of principles and definitions of relevant terms, and identifies measures needed to achieve effective protection from the hazards of exposure second-hand tobacco smoke including enforcement, monitoring and evaluation. The summary of smoke-free settings (indoor and outdoor) based primarily on the national law including the notifications, regulations, amendments are included.

Screen Shot 2556-11-21 at 2.51.52 PMYour Guide To A Smoke-free City: A Glimpse of Davao City Philippines PDF 2.2mb

As one of the earliest smoke-free city initiative in the ASEAN countries, Davao is celebrating its 10th anniversary of smoke-free city. Davao has effectively implemented a smoke-free legislation and that set a leading example for taking forward the smoke-free agenda in the Philippines since early 2002. The booklet provides a brief background of Davao City and documents the history of the comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance and the birth of the Anti-Smoking Task Force which implemented the smoke-free initiative in Davao City. It also presents eleven key elements of a Smoke-Free City Campaign. These were employed by the government’s Anti-Smoking Task Force to implement smoke-free initiatives at educational and healthcare facilities, government offices/facilities, workplaces, public transportation and terminals, hotels, restaurants and bars, recreational facilities, police stations and prison. It also outlines ten steps towards a Smoke-Free City, describing a step-by-step guide towards a smoke-free city. 

Screen Shot 2556-11-21 at 4.08.03 PMProtecting the Right to Life: Promoting Smoke-free Public Places in ASEAN PDF 2.6mb

The booklet presents the evidence of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) and emphasized on the fact that there is no safe level of exposure to SHS, only 100% smoke-free environments can effectively protect people. It also debunks myths and presents truths about going smoke-free and describing the status of smoke-free policy in seven ASEAN countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Key elements of an effective smoke-free law are provided under the policy recommendations to assist countries implement effective measures for protection from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Smoke-free Policies and Enforcement in the ASEAN PDF 2.6mb

Other publications

The ASEAN Tobacco Control Atlas

FCTC Scorecard

Tobacco Industry Interference

Tobacco Tax

Sustainable Financing for Health Promotion and Tobacco Control

Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

Tobacco Farming

Other Publications