A bill banning smoking in public places including restaurants and on public transport, has been passed by MPs in Lagos state.
All logistics will kick off immediately Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola signs the bill into law. Offenders could face a fine of N10,000 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 N 15,040 or be sentenced to jail for 1 month or both.
Owners of public spaces (clubs, restaurants,) will have to ensure no-smoking signs are properly displayed. In addition to this they are to provide areas, away from their vicinity for smokers. The fine for failure to do this is N 100, 320 or 6 months in prison.
Do you think BRF should sign the bill?