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Law banning smoking in public places in practice
July 25, 2017, 9:22 am

Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Al-Azab has activated the law banning smoking in closed and public places, while unveiling his intention to ask the help of the Environment Police Unit in conducting anti-smoking campaigns in courts and various departments of the ministry, reports Al-Rai daily.

He revealed the law stipulates penalties and fines, adding that the ministry will assign teams in its sections and departments to take action against those who will be proven to have violated the law. He also affirmed that smoking areas will be specified prior to the implementation of the law.

It is worth mentioning that the Environment Police Unit, which is under the Public Security Department in the Interior Ministry, recently launched a number of information campaigns to raise awareness among citizens and expatriates about Environment Protection Law number 42/2014 and the amended version – law number 99/2015 which prohibits smoking in public and closed places.

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