No smoking permitted at IPL facilities


January 28, 2017
The National Stadium in Kingston

The Independence Park Limited yesterday sent out a reminder to the public that no smoking is permitted at any of its facilities which include the National Stadium, National Indoor Sports Centre, Stadium East, Leila Robinson Courts, and the National Aquatic Centre.

Persons who fail to follow the rules could find themselves facing huge fines or imprisonment for breaching the ban. Fines range from $10,000 for a first offence; $25,000 for a second, and $50,000 for subsequent offences.

The release added that a ban on smoking in public places was implemented through the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013, which became effective Monday, July 15, 2013.

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