Fiji Time: 9:16 AM on Saturday 20 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

54 charged with smoking

Shayal Devi
Saturday, June 14, 2014

THERE have been 54 offenders in the Western Division fined under the Tobacco Control Decree for the first five months, says Tobacco Control Unit head Aminiasi Tavui.

Mr Tavui said the figures had decreased substantially from when the decree was introduced in 2010.

"People are now aware of the consequences they will face if caught smoking in a prohibited smoking area or found contravening the requirements and obligations as stipulated under the Tobacco Control Decree and Regulation," he said.

"We are now working closely with other places in the Western Division to make them smoke-free."

So far, Suva and Nadi have been declared smoke-free.

"Most people really appreciate the idea of a smoke-free town as it protects the lives of second-hand smokers and their right to breathe fresh air."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Arfa's last game
  2. Performance to be monitored
  3. Fuel drop
  4. $530k bonus payout
  5. More rain as police issue stern warning
  6. Proud achievement for duo
  7. Huge relief for mother of two
  8. Liverpool seeking Arsenal's consistency
  9. Overcome challenges
  10. Town plans anniversary

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)