Senegal to start enforcing anti-smoking law on Saturday

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In Senegal, President Macky Sall has approved the enforcement of a law that prohibits tobacco consumption in public places.

The anti-smoking law was passed by parliament in 2014 and comes into force this Saturday. The legislation says it is now illegal to sell cigarettes within 200 metres of an educational institution. The law also bans general advertisement of tobacco products. Cigarette producers have been compelled to include messages on the dangers of smoking to their packages.

Citizens who violate the law face fines of up to $180.

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