A fine of 10,000 dirhams for smoking near children


Do not sell tobacco or tobacco products to children under 18 years of age. Vendors have the right to ask for proof of age of the children they buy when selling tobacco products.

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, First Published Sep 19, 2021, 3:04 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has said that children under the age of 12 will be fined up to 10,000 dirhams for smoking in vehicles or in closed rooms. This is part of the Wadima Act, which aims to protect children.

Do not sell tobacco or tobacco products to children under 18 years of age. Vendors have the right to ask for proof of age of the children they buy when selling tobacco products. Traffic and patrol officers will catch children under the age of 12 if they are found smoking in vehicles. The first arrest will result in a fine of 500 dirhams. If the offense is repeated, the fine will be Dh10,000.

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Last Updated Sep 19, 2021, 3:04 PM IST

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