Johannesburg - Plans by the government to further restrict
smoking in public places has some business owners crying foul and threatening
"This regulation must be rejected because it is not
possible to implement," said Township Liquor Traders Association
secretary Patric Poggenpoel.
He said his organisation had not been consulted on the rule
making and asked the department of health to reconsider it.
He said if the new rule went ahead some business owners and
organisations would likely challenge it in court.
The new rules would prohibit people from smoking in any
public place, including restaurants bars and shebeens.
It also prevents them from smoking within 10 metres of a
window to a public place.
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