Bacon smoking in public areas banned
Worsening air pollution has prompted the governments of two cities in Sichuan province to ban bacon smoking, and officials are being sent to urban areas to enforce the order.
It is a time-honored custom for people in Sichuan to eat bacon during Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 19 this year. But many residents had complained about the unpleasant smell produced in public spaces by bacon smoking, and they asked that it be banned
It has been banned in Dazhou, the easternmost city in Sichuan, and the neighboring city of Bazhong. (Photo 1)