Oyo State Assembly Passes Bill Banning Smoking In Public Places

By 08:45 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 Comments

Duh! You think you can still go to shopping centres, restaurants, etc and smoke away like it’s no man’s business in Oyo State? Lol, well try it now and find yourself in prison or you part away with N50,000 and if you own a company and you don't put a NO SMOKING sign, you will be fined N250,000.

So, Oyo State House of Assembly today passed a bill banning smoking in public places in the state. The “Bill to Regulate Smoking in Public Places and for Connected Purposes’’ also provides three to six months imprisonment or fine of between N15, 000 and N50, 000 for offenders. The bill was sponsored by Mr Segun Ajanaku and Mr Segun Olaleye, representing Ibadan South-West II and Ibadan North II constituencies, respectively.

Supporting the passage of the bill, the Chairman of the assembly’s Committee on Health, Mr Silas Okunola, said that the bill was necessary for regulating smoking in designated places, include shopping centres, restaurants, public toilets and cinemas. Other areas covered by the proposed law are hospitals, creches, schools and public transportation vehicles within the state.
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