Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > FAQs 04 February 2010 What is the law regarding smoking in South Africa? 0 Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Quit smoking this year Is this the best anti-smoking ad ever? In all public venues and on public transport, maximum 25% of the space can be designated a smoking area. That area needs to be physically isolated from the rest of the interior i.e. it needs to be enclosed and the smoky air vented to the exterior of the building. Smoking is also illegal in "partially enclosed" public places e.g. covered patios. The maximum fine for the owner of a venue that breaches smoking laws is R50 000, and R500 for an individual smoker. No person under 18 is allowed in a designated smoking area. Smoking is illegal on premises, including private homes, used for commercial childcare or for schooling. Smoking is illegal in a vehicle where a child under age 12 is present. More in Lifestyle What is the law regarding sale of tobacco products? More: Stop smokingFAQs advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.