A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP
A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP

Xian is latest Chinese city to ban smoking in public spaces, threatening US$1.50 fine

  • Penalties and reporting hotline introduced by new local legislation after 2011’s nationwide prohibition of indoor smoking proves ineffective

Topic |   China society
A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP
A man smokes a cigarette in Shanghai, one of the Chinese cities to have a smoking ban. Smoking-related illnesses kill more than a million people a year in China. Photo: AFP
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