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Brief Overview

The use of cigarettes is banned in public places, however the use of e-cigarettes that are not designed to look like or imitate cigarettes appear to be exempt, so avoid using any cigalike-style products in Namibia.

While the use of e-cigarettes does not currently appear to be illegal, they are not commonplace and we advise that you use caution and subtlety while vaping to avoid any trouble so your exhaled vapor is not confused with cigarette smoke.

We suggest that you 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

Namibia became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 5, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in virtually all indoor public places and indoor workplaces, and on all means of public transportation. Smoking is also prohibited in certain outdoor areas including: (1) outdoor areas of private dwellings used for any commercial childcare activity or for schooling or tutoring; and (2) outdoor areas a distance of two meters from windows, ventilation inlets, and entrances and exits of public places and workplaces.

All indoor workplaces

100% Smoke Free

All indoor public places

100% Smoke Free

All public transport

100% Smoke Free

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

100% Smoke Free

Restaurants

100% Smoke Free

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free

Casinos

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Uncertain

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

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)

100% Smoke Free

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/namibia/laws

Smoke Free Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/namibia/sf-indoor

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

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

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