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Smoking ban in Kenya

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Smoking ban in Kenya

Does anyone know how the newly introduced (as of July 08) smoking ban impacts on hotels at the coast? The legislation states that you can only smoke in a sealed and ventilated room and that even smoking in private cars or your own home is now banned!!! Overall it seems to be extremely stringent legislation, and if enforced strictly would make in nigh on impossible for smoking visitors. The legislation however, does say residents. Are vistors exempt?

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as with many 'bans' in Kenya, this one may not be instituted very strictly given the lax (and at times corrupt) enforcement by the authorities. The law was more hype to demonstrate a health conscious and forward thinking country but as mentioned the enforcement lacks. I would look around and see what the folks are doing in the areas you plan on smoking but as in any situation, obey the laws of the country you are visiting.


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According to my Sister-in-Law who was in UK from Kenya a few days ago, yes there is a smoking bans in Kenya and they are now pretty strict with this.

Apparently the first occasion they brought this in it did not work but the 2nd time now it is being strictly enforced.

Being from Keny myself, I was rather surprised by this!!


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no one is exempt!!

extremely surprised to see how enforced this ban is at the coast (much more than in nairobi); all hotels had clear signs all over the public areas (penalty is huge!) with very small secluded smoking areas. however you can smoke in your rooms and on the vernadas - some taxi's let you , others don't..

... and don't even think about smoking at the airports both in nairobi and mombasa - they have no designated areas outside (so please ask a security officer where you can smoke before you light up - you will shown a tree in the far distance if you are lucky) and ofcourse is prohibited inside!

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You can smoke in the Airport !!

book in to the older vip lounge for 1,300ksh there is a smoking area with nice seats at the end of the lounge-

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