On February 17th, 2014, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola signed the “No Smoking in Public Places” bill into law to regulate smoking in public places.
"Any person found guilty of breaking the law will be liable to a fine of between N10,000 – N15,000, or to imprisonment for between 1-3 months, or other non-custodial punishment at the discretion of the Judge
Anyone who repeatedly breaks this law will be liable to a fine of N50,000 or 6 months imprisonment or both
For Business Owners
Any owner or person in charge of a “No-Smoking Area” who fails to put up “No-Smoking” signs on his/her premises, install smoke detectors, and/or stop anybody from smoking in the area is liable to:
Pay a N100,000 fine or be imprisoned for 6 months, or both
Breaking the law may result in the business property being sealed by the government
To read the “No Smoking in Public Places” law in its entirety, click here: