26 Jan The Swedish government wants to ban smoking at outdoor restaurants, train platforms, playgrounds and other public places. Health Minister Annika Strandhäll announced the centre-left coalition government's new legislative proposal to stub out smoking in certain public places at a. Sweden has made progress on tobacco control in recent years. However, people continue to die and become sick needlessly, and the costs to society from tobacco use continue to mount. Sweden can still do more to make the proven tobacco control tools work for its citizens' wellbeing. 26 Sep Introduction. Sweden became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on October 5, Smoke Free Places: Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas in most workplaces and public places. Smoking is also permitted in designated smoking areas on public transport.