31 March 2016

Post ‘NO SMOKING’ sign at vantage points – FDA orders

No-Smoking-vector-set-4The Food and Drugs Authority, FDA is asking management of all organisations and institutions in the country to post the required legible ” NO SMOKING” sign at vantage points of their premises.

The move by FDA is part of measures to regulate and control tobacco and tobacco products in the country under part six of the Public Health Act 2012, Act 851.

A statement signed by the Chief Executive of the FDA, Hudu Mogtari, said failure to comply with this directive will attract a fine of twenty five thousand cedis.

Section 58 of the provisions of Act 851 emphasises the prohibition of smoking in public places.

According to the FDA, organisational facility and its environs fall in the domain of public places hence the need for all to comply.

The FDA said organisations may decide to create a designated area in their facilities for their staff and customers who smoke, if they so wish but must follow specifications outlined in the law.

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