Beijing public smoking ban begins

BEIJING - 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 die from smoking-related illnesses every year.

Smoking bans already existed in China, but have largely failed to crack down on the habit.

These tougher regulations, enforced by thousands of inspectors, ban lighting up in restaurants, offices and on public transport in Beijing.

Comments (5)

That is very progressive. Smoking in public places should be banned for obvious public health reasons.I wonder what we are waiting for here in Zimbabwe? For others to lead and then we follow?Let us get ahead on this one! Where is EMA? There is a lot of pollution going on, what's the solution?

godfrey - 2 June 2015

guess i'm visiting china any time soon

corw - 2 June 2015

So called "new" farmers who seem to be interested in growing nothing but tobacco & rendering the land useless for anything else when out. Traditional markets, in West and East will soon dry up. Need to start growing something useful and not poison.

Galore 123 - 2 June 2015

That's very harsh decision for smokers.

Harry Willson - 14 July 2015

tobacco has been used since early as 5000–3000 BC , in 1984 they started to modify it, ( GMO) GMO tobacco means that scientists in labs are injecting or infusing the genes of bacteria from the DNA of other living things into the seeds of the tobacco plant. GMO tobacco also means that pesticide and herbicide are inside the tobacco plant, and that farmers who use GM pesticides are spraying up to TEN TIMES MORE RoundUp and other poisons on the crop, adding exponentially to the toxicity of the smoker's nightmare, where these bug and weed killers are mixed with bacteria in the lungs, the heart and the brain, compounding the inability of the pack-a-day smoker to ever quit the habit. Now 90 percent of all tobacco is GMO

carol cox - 11 October 2015

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