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The smoking ban in Syria goes into effect

The smoking ban in Syria goes into effect

23/04/2010

The smoking ban which issued a few months ago by president Bashar al-Assad went into effect on Wednesday 21 April 2010. The ban targets most public places such as restaurants, cafes, schools, universities, hospitals, parks, movie theaters, museums and public transport. Smoking waterpipes is also prohibited in public under the new law except in well-ventilated and designated areas. The law also forbids the sale of cigarettes to minors. Offenders will face fines ranging between $45 and $870 and a possible three to 12 months in jail.

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