Smoking fines

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 October, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 October, 1994, 12:00am
 

ONE of Hong Kong's lowest fines - set 60 years ago - will soon be repealed.


People smoking in prohibited areas in places of public entertainment or obstructing a passageway during a stage performance are now liable to a $25 fine.


But this will be changed when the Recreation and Culture Branch reviews the 75-year-old Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance and its regulation fine, set in 1934.


The branch is understood to have suggested deleting many other regulations which it considers outdated and overlapping with provisions in other ordinances.


For example, 'entertainment' will no longer include 'exhibition of abnormal persons or animals'. Laser projection performances will be added to the definition.


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