Home > Medical > Stop smoking > About stop smoking 04 February 2010 What is the law regarding smoking in South Africa? 0 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. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Bad breath? The problem might be your nose 2018-11-02 05:27 More: Stop smokingAbout stop smoking 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... Other news Diet and nutrition More proof high-fibre diets help prevent cancers and heart disease Lifestyle Train like a beast with the bodyweight system called Animal Flow Lifestyle Everything you should know before trying a plant-based diet Medical Canine bone cancer vaccine hints at a human version Medical Fluctuating blood pressure after stroke could mean higher risk of death Parenting Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications From our sponsors Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing SPONSORED: Find the Nicorette Transdermal Patch that’s right for you Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.