What should I do if I find people smoking in no smoking areas under my management?Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office, Department of Health
In accordance with the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371), indoor areas of all restaurant premises, shops, shopping malls and bars are designated as no smoking areas. Please click here for details.
If there is any smoking offence in the venue under your management, you can:
- Request the smoker to extinguish the lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
- If the smoker is not cooperative and continues to smoke, the manager may request the smoker to leave the no smoking area. If the offender is requested to leave the no smoking area in violation of the smoking ban, he is not entitled to a refund of any admission fees or money for entering the premises or building.
- You may also request the smoker to provide his name, address, and documentary proof of identity, and send the information to the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office for follow-up (Tel: 2961 8823 / Fax: 2575 8944 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
- If the smoker is still not cooperative or violent situation occurs, you should contact the police station nearby and request for assistance.
Last update: 1 Nov 2018
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