8 Mar 2010

Smoking ban planned in American Samoa

2:45 pm on 8 March 2010

Smoking will be banned in workplaces, buses and taxis, restaurants and all public places in American Samoa under planned new legislation.

A person who smokes in a no smoking zone would be subject to a fifty US dollar fine.

The owner or manager of a public place or place of employment who fails to comply with the no smoking law would be fined 100 dollars for a first violation and 200 for each addiitonal violation within one year.

The legislation also provides that a person or business operator who repeatedly violates the proposed law could have any government issued licences revoked.