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Legislature allows casino smoking lounges

2017-07-17 08:02     Comment:0

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has finally passed the government-initiated Tobacco Prevention and Control Law’s amendment bill, which allows casinos to set up smoking lounges in gaming areas in line with the standards set by the government. The bill is slated to take effect on January 1 next year.

The bill was passed during a plenary session on Friday.

The amendments state that smoking lounges with the officially required standards will have to be set up within a year of the law coming into force. The current smoking lounges and smoking areas can remain during the one-year interim period, before the new smoking lounges are fully operational.


Lawmakers debate and vote on the government-initiated Tobacco Prevention and Control Law’s amendment bill during a plenary session in the legislature’s hemicycle on Friday. Photo: GCS

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