BEIJING: China’s capital on Monday began imposing the country’s toughest ban on indoor smoking in hopes of stemming a looming health crisis.
Smoking in Beijing is now prohibited in all indoor public places, including offices, shopping malls and airports. Beijing’s main terminal will close its three smoking rooms and special smoking areas will be set up at the city’s 600 bus stops.
Fines for violators have been raised to 200 yuan ($32), up from the 10 yuan ($1.6) charged under the former partial ban.
The World Health Organization says 300 million Chinese smoke, including about half of all men, and 740 million Chinese are exposed to second-hand smoke. The group says lung cancer kills more than 1.3 million people in the country each year, one-third of the global total.
外文标题：In country of smokers, Beijing bans lighting up indoors
Srisai Sridhar (Unknown)
Smoking should be banned completely from this earth…If its such a big killer, why cant all governments ban the production of tobacco. I am sure people will find some other employment option’s………………………
kevinimorton kevinimorton ()
Little too late cause a lot of the grandchildern are already got smoke in their lungs. Parents r to busy make the huge somes if money they think will make them happy n rich n the grandpas n ma s r left to take care of kids. They carry the kids while they puff away
V Ramaswamy (India)
If they make a law, it is ment for strict implementation and they will do it.
N K (Unknown)
Why not ban the production of tobacco rather than ban smoking in some places and allowing in some.
annumallya (Mangalore) replies to N K
Pappu will start SCREAMING about Modi depriving tobacco farmers of their living.
same old (India)
i wish i could quit smoking
fulloflife Gold (b)
Nice…Smoking should be banned completely from this earth!
Smoking is not only injurious to your health, now injurious to your wealth too ! Good and appreciable decision !
Good decision. It can be implemented in China and definitely not in India
Godfather Senior (Mumbai)
Smoking kills & smoking in-doors to take you to jails with a fine too ! Implementation would be tough in some areas !
Zokhuma LushaiZokhuma LushaiZokhuma LushaiZokhuma Lushai (Unknown)
It is good to know that China is now at par with the civilised world in prohibiting smoking in public places, whether inside buildings or out side.