Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Miscellaneous Offences: Smoking in Prohibited Areas

In Singapore, smoking is prohibited in certain areas. The Section 3 of Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act which is enforced by the National Environmental Agency (NEA) criminalises smoking in prohibited places under the Act.

The list of prohibited places is set out in the first and second schedule of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification. The list includes, void decks, stairwells, pedestrian bridges, hospitals etc. NEA sets out a list of places where smoking is not prohibited. 

If found guilty, according to s3(2), the offender will be liable on conviction to a fine up to S$1,000.

Should you have any questions or need legal representation, kindly contact Gloria James-Civetta & Co on 6337-0469 for a free consultation, or email to consult@gjclaw.com.sg

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