Shanghai public smoking ban begun in March 2017.

Shanghai expands public smoking ban

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Shanghai (AFP) - Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking March 1, 2017, as China's biggest
city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat despite conflicts of interest with
the state-owned tobacco industry. Nearly a quarter of adults in the commercial hub of 24 million
people are smokers, according to the state-run People’s Daily newspaper, citing data from
the Chinese Association of Tobacco Control.
Shanghai has had a limited ban on public smoking since 2010, but the regulation covered only
certain spaces such as schools and libraries. The new rule expands the restrictions to all public
indoor areas and some outdoor ones. In June 2015, Beijing municipality adopted the toughest
anti-smoking legislation throughout the country, banning smoking in offices, restaurants, hotels
and hospitals. China has long said it plans to ban smoking nationwide. In November, government
health spokesman Mao Qunan indicated measures would be rolled out across the country by
the end of 2016.
However, the measures, which have been available for public comment since 2014, still have not
been put into effect. Anti-smoking measures pose a dilemma for China. On one hand, smoking
has created an enormous burden on the public health system -- leading to as many as one million
deaths in 2010, according to a 2015 study in the medical journal of Lancet.
On the other, the state-run tobacco industry provides the government with an enormous source
of income: 1.1 trillion yuan ($160 billion) in taxes and profits in 2015, according to the most
recent figures, up to 20 percent year-on-year. China's tobacco regulator shares offices
with the state-owned China National Tobacco Corp - a near-monopoly and by far the
world's biggest cigarette producer.

Source:AFP March 4, 2017




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