Osun bans public smoking

04 Nov 2009

An inland state of south-western Nigeria, Osun, has banned smoking in public spaces. The ban carries penalties a three to six months jail term and or fines between N10, 000 to N250, 000 (roughly $US66.00 – $US1650.00).

The ban aims to protect non-smokers from the dangers of tobacco smoke in public places like schools, health centers, sporting areas, court buildings, factories, cinemas, theatres, video houses, disco halls and any other public facilities.

More information, visit the Nigerian Compass website.

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