Nepal Bans Smoking in Public

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal has instituted a new law banning smoking in public.

The measure, which went into effect Sunday, makes it illegal to light up cigarettes in airports, hotels, restaurants, government offices and other public buildings.

The government will issue fines ranging between $1 and $1,400 for people caught violating the ban, with the highest fines going to repeat offenders.

The new law also prohibits the sale of tobacco to pregnant women and people under the age 18.