UAE to start enforcing anti-tobacco law from January 21

Businesses in the UAE have only four months left for to comply with the country’s anti-tobacco federal law, set to come into effect on January 21, Khaleej Times has reported. In the run up to the deadline, the Dubai municipality has launched a campaign to give the people the chance to know about the rules to avoid hefty fines awaiting violators. Caf?s and sheesha joints will lose their licences if they allow customers to smoke in closed areas, said the Head of Public Safety Section at the Public Health and Safety Department, Sultan Al Suwaidi. “In addition, these establishments will not be permitted to open in residential areas without having a distance of 150 metres from houses, schools and mosques,” he said.

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