Smoking while having children in the vehicle carries a fine of 10,000 dirhams

Automobile 2021-09-19

newsteamz_Smoking while having children in the vehicle carries a fine of 10,000 dirhams
  • The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office said it is illegal to smoke in a vehicle or in an enclosed space with children under 12 years of age.

  • Smoking in the presence of children on public-private-indoor transport is a violation of their rights.

  • Violators will be fined up to 10,000 dirhams.

The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office said it is illegal to smoke in a vehicle or in an enclosed space with children under 12 years of age.

Smoking in the presence of children on public-private-indoor transport is a violation of their rights. Violators will be fined up to 10,000 dirhams. It is also against the law to sell tobacco or tobacco products to children. The seller also has the right to demand proof that the buyer is 18 years old.

Nationwide, traffic and patrol officers will catch smokers if they have children under the age of 12 in their vehicles.

The fine for first-time offenders is 500 dirhams. However, the tobacco control law stipulates a fine of 10,000 dirhams for repeated violations. It is also against the law to sell alcohol or any other substance that is harmful to children.

All necessary opportunities should be provided to facilitate children's right to life, survival, and development.

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