Fashola Signs No Smoking Bill Into Law

published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Have Y'all heard the latest gist in town?
If you haven't let me be the one to break it to you!

For all smokers who live in Lagos state, this one is for you.  Governor Fashola has signed a No Smoking in Public Places Bill into law. This means that it is now illegal to smoke in public places like public toilets, museums, nurseries, any facility used for the care of children etc.

Here are some details to the law that I find interesting!

*Owners of establishments must also put a 'No Smoking' sign around their property or face 6 months imprisonment or N100,000 fine.
*Corporate organizations that don't place the ‘No Smoking’ sign within its premises, would be liable to N250, 000 fine.
&Anyone who smokes in the presence of a child shall be liable on conviction to a fine of N15, 000 or 1 month imprisonment.
*People who smoke in public places will risk a 3-year jail term.

FASHOLA signed the bill into law at the Lagos House, Ikeja. He is optimistic that the law would further strengthen the State Government’s commitment towards protecting lives of citizens.

What do you think?