Sweden | Sverige
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TOBACCO AND NICOTINE USE IN THE EU
The law of Sweden
Smoking is prohibited in daycare centers, schools (including school grounds), healthcare centers and hospitals, in the public transportation. In schools smoking may be permitted in designated rooms, provided that children do not have access to them. The same rules apply to the public premises e.g. those in which cultural or sporting events take place.
In Sweden, smoking was banned in restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs in June 2005. Smoking rooms are, however, allowed in these institutions. No serving or consumption of food or beverages are allowed in the smoking rooms and it may not cover more than 25% of the institution’s total area. Also, smoking is still allowed in hotel rooms and at airports which have designated smoking areas.
- In January 2008, The Swedish Prison and Probation Service banned smoking indoors in prisons.
Legal age of smoking is over 18.