Smoking is banned in FIDE-rated events. Smoking is not
permitted in the playing hall for the duration of the tournament. This applies
to everyone present - players, officials, media representatives and spectators.
A separate area outside the playing area must be provided where
smoking is permitted. This should be easily accessible from the playing hall. If
local ordinances totally prohibit smoking on the premises, the players and
officials must be provided with easy access outdoors.