Kuwait: Upto KD 5,000 fine for firms violating smoking ban rule
The official spokesperson of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikha Al-Ibrahim clarified that the ban on smoking within closed and semi-enclosed public places is not just for tobacco cigarettes but also includes electronic cigarettes, electronic hookah (shisha) and any other tools or equipment used for the purpose of smoking.
Read- Kuwait to stop naming streets and use numbers instead
Sheikha Al-Ibrahim highlighted that EPA continues to publish awareness videos to alert smokers and owners of establishments regarding the necessity of adhering to the regulating laws.
She also stressed the need to put a “No Smoking” sign in clear locations at the entrances to public places. Violation to this exposes the facility manager to a fine of up to KD 5,000.
The public places she is referring to are governmental and private administrative establishments, public benefit associations, their administrative offices, their annexes, and every site that falls within their scope.