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Lagos Legislators Pass Bill Banning Smoking in Public

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2Face Smoking - January 2014 - BellaNaijaWant to light a cigarette in a public place? Be careful, you may be arrested.

A bill banning smoking in public places including restaurants and on public transport, has been passed by Legislators in Lagos state.

All logistics will kick off immediately Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola signs the bill into law. Offenders could face a fine of N 9920 or up to 3 months in jail, in some cases both.

It is also an offence to smoke in front of a child, all offenders will be fined N15,040 or be sentenced to jail for 1 month or both.

Owners of public spaces (clubs, restaurants etc..) will have to ensure no-smoking signs are properly displayed. The fine is  N100,320 or 6 months in prison.

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