DID YOU KNOW THAT?
IT IS NOW AN OFFENCE to smoke in the presence of a child under the age of Eighteen (18) years old; or to expose a child to any form of smoking, for the purpose of protecting children from third-party smoking, which is arguably as harmful as direct smoking itself.
Section 9 of The Regulation of Smoking Law 2014 has provided that:
The punishment for smoking in the presence of a child is a fine of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000), or a term of imprisonment of One (1) month; or both the fine and the term of imprisonment.
The trial Judge is equally given the discretion to order a non-custodial punishment for this infringement.
For repeat offenders, who expose children to smoking, the punishment, on conviction, is a fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) or a term of imprisonment of One (1) year; or to both the term of imprisonment and the fine herein stated.
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