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$1,500 Fine Proposed For Flouting Smoking Bans

2008-02-06 HKT 16:43 – RTHK

The government has published a bill proposing a fixed penalty fine of $1,500 for lighting-up in non-smoking areas. Apart from the Tobocco Control Office, hundreds of officers from the Leisure and Cultural Services, Food and Environmental Hygiene and Housing Departments would be deployed to carry out enforcement action. They would have the power to demand identity cards from suspected offenders.

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