Traffic and vehicle departments at the state level began in 2014 implementing the articles of the anti-tobacco law and its executive regulations, with regard to the violation of smoking inside vehicles in the event of children under the age of 12.
The Federal Public Prosecution confirmed that smoking in public and private transportation and closed places in the presence of a child is one of the prohibited acts according to the “Wadeema” Child Rights Law, adding that it is also prohibited to sell or attempt to sell tobacco or its products to children, and the seller has the right to ask the buyer to provide Evidence that he has reached the age of 18.
Traffic and patrols at the state level, as part of their daily work, began to seize smokers inside vehicles in the event of children under the age of 12, and the value of the fine for those caught for the first time is 500 dirhams, while the fine in the event of a repeat violation is 10,000 dirhams, according to what was stipulated. It has the Tobacco Control Act.
While Article (21) of the Child Protection Law “Wadeema” stipulates the prohibition of smoking in public and private transportation and closed places when the child is present, and the law is punishable by a fine of no less than 5000 dirhams.