22 January 2019

National smoking ban law in pipeline in China, paper says

Chinese health authorities are working on a law banning smoking in all indoor public venues while clarifying punishments, Shanghai Daily reported on Wednesday. Work on a draft began last year and the National Health and Family Planning Commission is working hard to have national lawmakers issue laws on smoking control with stronger powers than current regulations, the commission was quoted as saying at a news conference in Beijing Tuesday. Regulations banning smoking at public venues are in place in many cities but are vague on punishments, the commission said, and a new law clarifying punishments is necessary. 

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