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Beijing public smoking ban begun in 2015.

China capital to roll out tough anti-smoking laws

Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport from June 1, 2015, part of unprecedented
new curbs welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates, though how they will be enforced remains to be seen.
Health activists have pushed for years for stronger restrictions on smoking in China, the world's largest
tobacco consumer, which is considering further anti-smoking curbs nationwide. Under the rules, anyone
in China's capital who violates the bans, which include smoking near schools and hospitals, must pay 200 yuan ($32.25).
The current fine, seldom enforced, is just 10 yuan ($1.60).
Source: Reuter, May 31, 2015

Public smoking in China's capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law.

China has over 300 million smokers and more than a million Chinese dies from smoking-related illnesses every year.
Smoking bans already existed in China, but have largely failed to crack down on the habit. Tougher regulations were
enforced by thousands of inspectors, ban lighting up in restaurants, offices and on public transport, in Beijing.
On June 1, a hot-pot restaurant in Beijing became the first venue to receive an official warning.
Inspectors found cigarette butts inside the restaurant, which had also failed to promote a smoking complaint hotline.

BBC news/world-asia June 1, 2015

Beijing rolls out China's toughest smoking ban...but will it work?

A tough new ban on smoking indoors rolls out across the Chinese capital Monday, with lighting up now prohibited
in all offices, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and airports. Many outdoor public places such as the areas' outside
kindergartens and hospitals will also be required to be smoke-free. Businesses and institutions that flout the law will
face fines of up to 10,000 yuan; $1,600 and repeat offenders could have their licenses revoked. Bernhard Schwartlander,
the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Beijing, says it's a "major advance" in tobacco control in China,
where more cigarettes are smoked than anywhere else in the world.

 CNN International Edition, Interesting stories reported by Katie Hunt.CNN, June 1.2015



Source: Japan Times July 6, 2015

Chinese passengers put a cigarette at the outside of smoking booth in Shanghai International Airport.

Smoking Ban in China

Difficulty in introducing a carpet smoking ban in China. Smoking declines as tobacco taxes increase
Smoking Ban in a restaurant looks hazy. Smoking Ban in a restaurant appears to fail.

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Shanghai public smoking ban begun in 2017.

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