China introduces toughest smoking ban yet

People who smoke during the Asian Games will be fined $7

Thanks to China’s “toughest” smoking ban yet, anyone caught lighting up during the Asian Games this November will be charged a fine of $7. Those who smoke in public places (like offices, conference halls, and elevators) will be charged 50 yuan, about $7.36. And any “businesses not meeting their obligations” will be fined up to 30,000 yuan, according to state news agency Xinhua, which called it “the nation’s toughest smoking ban.” More than half of men in China smoke, and smoking was only banned in hospitals this May.


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