Monday, 3 February 2014
Public smoking banned in Lagos
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday approved a bill which bans smoking in public. P.M. News reports that offenders will be punished with a N10,000 fine, three months imprisonment or both. AllAfrica.com reports that the bill prohibits smoking prohibits all public places including libraries, museum, public toilets, schools, hospital, day care centres, public transportation and restaurants among others. Premium Times reports that any person who smokes in the presence of a child would be slapped with a N15,000 fine, imprisonment or both.