20 May 2016

Uganda bans public smoking!

Uganda has introduced stringent new laws banning public smoking and dealing in tobacco products. The new law bans smoking in bars, restaurants and hotels. Smokers must also be at least 50m away from public spaces, such as schools, hospitals and other public places. Offenders to the new legislations face a $60 (£41, €54, ZAR950) fine or a two-month jail term.
The sale of electronic cigarettes, flavoured tobacco for water pipes or shishas and single cigarettes is also banned under the new law. The government of Uganda furthermore tightened rules on labelling, advertising and selling tobacco to under-21s.

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