Shang­hai wel­comes new smok­ing ban

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion and some mem­bers of the pub­lic said they wel­come an ex­tended smok­ing ban in Shang­hai, which is aimed at shield­ing res­i­dents from sec­ond­hand smoke.

The new reg­u­la­tion pro­hibit­ing smok­ing at all pub­lic in­door venues and in­door work­ing ar­eas was re­cently ap­proved by the city’s leg­isla­tive body, the Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Peo­ple’s Congress, and will take ef­fect in March next year.

Other lo­ca­tions in­cluded in the ex­tended smok­ing ban are a greater num­ber of out­door places, such as artis­tic per­for­mance and sports venues, open ar­eas at ma­ter­nity and in­fant hospi­tals and the bus stops.

The reg­u­la­tion was passed 10 days be­fore the 9th Global Con­fer­ence on Health Pro­mo­tion, which was held this week.

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