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1 September 2009 : Public Transport Facilities are no smoking areas and $1500 Fixed Penalty for Smoking Offences
2009.09.01
48 public transport facilities are designated as no smoking areas effective 1 September 2009. Public transport facilities are any area that consists of the termini of 2 or more modes of public transport and is used for effecting and facilitating interchange between them; or any bus terminus of more than one specified route as defined in section 2 of the Public Bus Services Ordinance (Cap.230).

The fixed penalty system comes into operation on 1 September 2009. Anyone who smokes or carries a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in statutory no smoking areas or on public transport carries, will be issued with a $1, 500 fixed penalty notice by enforcement officers. Enforcement officers include Tobacco Control Inspectors, Police, specified officers of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the Housing Department.

Any person who has given with the fixed penalty demand notice is required to settle the payment within 21 days or else will face a heavier penalty.

Source :
http://www.tco.gov.hk/eindex.html
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