Public Smoking Ban: $50,000 Fine for First Offence

Persons who breach the regulations governing the ban on smoking in public spaces could be fined up to $500,000 or spend six months in prison for their actions.

Legal officer at the Ministry of Health Sheryl Dennis says penalties will be applied to owners, managers and lessees of premises where breaches of the regulations occur.

Speaking at the Jamaica House press briefing this morning she said persons could be fined up to $50,000 or 3 months in prison for a first offence.

Dennis also explained that the fines could be more than doubled for a second offence.

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