Singapore authorities have completely banned Smoking in restaurants and cafes
SINGAPORE, June 30. /TASS/. The government of Singapore has stopped issuing licenses to restaurants, cafes and other places catering to the equipment of Smoking areas. This is stated in a statement on Friday, the National Agency for the protection of the environment.
At the same time the previously issued permission will be valid until their expiration date, after which Smoking will also be banned.
The Ministry said that from July 1 next year, almost completely, Smoking will be prohibited in the Central orchard, where most of the shops in the city-state. The exception of specially equipped places. Located in the same place all the cafes and restaurants are obliged until 30 June next year to eliminate all designated Smoking areas.
Last year, the authorities tightened the rules further, banning Smoking in 400 forest areas. Earlier similar measures were introduced in relation to shopping centers, medical facilities, public transport. Representatives of the Ministry of health in March, said that soon will also increased the age limit for cigarette smokers from the current 18 years to 21 years. While under that age is not only prohibited to purchase tobacco products, possession of cigarettes would be equivalent to the offenses.