From tomorrow, it will be illegal to light up at public parks in Selangor gazetted as no-smoking zones. This excludes open carpark areas.
Under The Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2017, those caught flouting the law will face a maximum fine of RM10,000 or up to two years’ imprisonment. This includes smoking e-cigarettes.
The regulation defines a public park as “an open area for the purposes of leisure and recreational containing soft or hard landscapes, or both, such as pedestrian paths, playing fields, game courts and playgrounds”.
The regulations came into operation on Feb 1. Since Feb 15, educational and awareness activities were carried out at all public parks in the state. .. READ MORE .....