Iraq

      

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 country report on Iraq by the World Health Organization there are currently no bans or regulations on e-cigarettes.

Although, we suggest that you at least abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)

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All Laws & Regulations

Iraq became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 15, 2008.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in specified types of public places. As a result, certain types of places that are not on the list – such as indoor stadiums and arenas, bus stations and train stations – may escape the smoking ban either intentionally or unintentionally. Smoking is prohibited on all public transportation.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free

Shops

100% Smoke Free

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

Smoking is Not Restricted

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free

Casinos

Uncertain

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

100% Smoke Free

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

Uncertain

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Private offices

100% Smoke Free

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/iraq/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/irq.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/iraq/

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