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Warning issued against smoking in municipal markets

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, July 11, 2014

PEOPLE have been reminded that smoking in the municipal market is against the Tobacco Control legislation.

Responding to queries raised at a tobacco control training session at the Labasa Town Council chambers yesterday, the Health Ministry's Tobacco Control Unit manager Aminiasi Tavui said the market was also defined as a workplace.

"The market is a workplace where people from various walks of life converge on to sell their produce," he said.

"Under the legislation, any workplace accessible to the public should be prescribed as smoke-free areas. People can be fined if they smoke in the market. A lot of people, especially in the rural sector, are unaware of the existence of this legislation and that's why we are increasing our awareness programs."

Labasa Town Council senior health inspector Mohammed Faiz said at the training that they usually came across a lot of rural people in the market who did not know such legislations.








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