Offences Under Tobacco Order 2005 and Regulations from January – June 2019

326 offences under the Tobacco Order 2005 were recorded by the Ministry of Health's, Health Enforcement Unit in the first 6 months of 2019. 314 including 18 women were given compound fines under Chapter 14 (2) Tobacco Order 2005 for smoking at prohibited places; 11 were found to have committed an offence under Chapter 10 (1) which is an offence by minors, while one person committed an offence under Chapter 6 (2) which is possession with intention to sell fake tobacco products.

The Tobacco Order 2005 and its Regulations provide prohibitions against smoking at public places. The Health Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Health will impose compound fines of 3 hundred dollars for the first offence. A compound of 5 hundred dollars will be imposed for the second and subsequent offences.

Managers of Premises should display no smoking notices at strategic places. Failing to do so is liable to a 5 hundred dollar fine for each offence. For complaints, contact the Health Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Health on telephone line 7192005 or e-mail to 'health.enforcement@moh.gov.bn'.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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