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[Asia] China’s inspectors expected to battle to impose anti-smoking law

Nightclubs had been singled out as a potential problem area, Zhang Jianshu, president of the Beijing Tobacco Control Association, told the China Daily newspaper. "The key lies in the business owners," the paper quoted Mr Zhang as saying Monday. "They hav
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:55

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

Bernhard Schwartländer, 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. Here's five things to know as China battles
added Jun 1, 2015 08:50

[Asia] China Headlines: Beijing holds breath for effective smoking ban

A downtown hotpot restaurant was the first business to get an official warning for breaking Beijing's toughened smoking ban, as inspectors swooped to enforce the new regulation on Monday.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 1, 2015 08:49

[Asia] China’s Smoking Ban Sets Restaurants Against Defiant Customers

“The owners should not be faulted,” said Zhang Hongfei, who runs a steamed-dumpling shop in downtown Beijing. “When you get so busy, it’s impossible to keep an eye on every customer.” The higher fines may separate the new law from the city’s two previous
Bloomberg News
added Jun 1, 2015 08:36
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[Asia, China] In a Nation of Smokers, Beijing Bans Lighting up Indoors

While many restaurants appeared to be enforcing the new rules and more than the usual amount of people could be seen going outside of buildings to smoke Monday, enforcement seemed to be nonexistent at one downtown coffee shop, where smokers continued to
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 1, 2015 08:34
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[Asia, China] Beijing bans smoking in restaurants and offices and on public transport

The government will also no longer allow cigarettes to be sold to shops within 100 metres of primary schools and kindergartens, according to state media. Smoking is a major health crisis in China, where more than 300 million smokers have made cigarettes
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:22
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[Asia, China] Last cigarette: Beijing brings in smoking bans from Monday

“Restaurant staff have a duty to try to dissuade people from smoking,” said Mao Qunan, of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. “If they don’t listen to persuasion, then law enforcement authorities will file a case against them.“ The gover
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:16

[Asia, China] VIDEO: Beijing residents on the city's smoking ban

BBC Online
added Jun 1, 2015 08:15
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[Asia, China] VIDEO: Beijing public smoking ban begins

Repeat offenders will be named and shamed on a government website, according to the Reuters news agency. The new law also cracks down on tobacco advertising across the city.
BBC Online
added Jun 1, 2015 08:13

[Asia] UPDATE 1-China capital to roll out tough anti-smoking laws (Adds reporting credits)

"We couldn't say this is the strongest law in the world...But it's certainly up there with the strongest, in that there are no exemptions, no exceptions and no loopholes on the indoor smoking ban requirement."
added May 31, 2015 11:44
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