Ireland | Éire
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TOBACCO AND NICOTINE USE IN THE EU
The law of Ireland
Ireland was the first country in the world to become 100% smokefree on 29 March 2004.
Smoking is banned in enclosed places. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, hotels, guesthouse and B&B bedrooms, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans), public transport and workplaces. Designated smoking rooms are not allowed.
Any person found guilty of breaching the ban on smoking in the places mentioned above may be subject to a fine up to 3,000 euro. The owner, manager or person in charge of the workplace is legally responsible for ensuring that the ban on smoking in the workplace and public areas is complied with.
Prison, hotel rooms and psychiatric hospitals are exempt.