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IGSU: 211 fines slapped for violation of latest anti-smoking legislation

Local police and other law enforcement departments of the Interior Ministry (MAI) have issued 211 fines worth a total of 38,500 lei as well as 295 warnings related to the violation of the latest anti-smoking legislation since its recent coming into force, the General Emergency Inspectorate (IGSU) reported on Saturday.

IGSU says it is one of the organisations that conduct actions for the observance of Law 15/2016 amending and supplementing Law 349/2002 on the prevention and the fight against effects of tobacco consumption.

At the same time, the inspectors continued their verifications over the past week at clubs, bars, discotheques, cinema halls, concert halls as well as tourist accommodations to make sure they know and observe fire protection measures.

The IGSU inspectors conducted 1,846 inspections nationwide, having ordered 3,662 penalties (3,199 warnings and 463 fines), worth a total of 1,099,603 lei.

The emergency specialists also provided training to employees so that the latter may know and follow fire protection measures, also carrying out evacuation drills at workplaces.

Also last week, 1,598 events were held for preventive education, preparation and verification of the adoption of fire protection measures for the population.

As many as 7,584 intervention missions were conducted by IGSU workers, as they were called to help in 416 fire extinguishing missions, 6,492 first aid instances, 37 extrication missions and 109 unblocking/salvaging missions.

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