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Lagos State Prohibits Smoking in Public


Lagos State Prohibits Smoking in Public

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) back in
February 2014, signed into law a private bill, which outlawed smoking in
public places in the state.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) have now
made it clear that with effect from Sunday,17 August, 2014, it will be a
punishable offence to be cought smoking in a public place.

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”The penalties for first offenders include N10, 000 fine and one to
three months imprisonment. Repeat offenders may be fined up to N50, 000
or get up to six months imprisonment.

Smokers, who smoke in the presence of a minor or anyone below the age
of 18 years risks a fine of N15,000 or six months imprisonment.

According to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Ade
Ipaye said: “The Lagos State Government, in assenting to the bills, take
cognisance of the dangers posed by public smoking to members of the
public who are not smokers”.

“The law prohibits smoking in all of those areas that have been
designated as non-smoking areas, including museums, public toilets,
libraries, nurseries, day care centres and any facility used for the
care of infants.

“Public telephone kiosks, public transportation vehicles, private
vehicles where there are more than one person, school buses, restaurants
and cinemas, theatres, amusement parks or any other place used by
members of the public, conference centres and exhibition halls.
Factories and other premises in which more than one person works and
areas used as places of work, including the secretariat, are all defined
in the law as public places”.

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Victor Ndah

Hmm this is a vital step which the governor of Lagos just took, am pleased…


supported because smokers are liable to die young


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