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Chinese city bans indoor smoking

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's central city, popular among tourists for the world-famous Warriors museum, has banned in all indoor public venues.

The regulation by the city government will take effect from November 1.

Smokers who do not adhere to the regulation, released yesterday, will be fined 10 yuan (USD 1.5), and venue owners may be fined up to 1,000 yuan (USD 146).

The regulation also prohibits in some outdoor public places such as schools, stadiums and health institutions for pregnant women and children.

Xi'an, home to the Terra-Cotta Warriors museum, is the latest major Chinese city to ban in all indoor public venues, following and

has over 300 million smokers and with 740 million people exposed to second-hand smoke.

The has set a target to reduce the smoking rate among people aged 15 and above to 20 per cent by 2030 from the current 27.7 per cent, according to the 'Healthy 2030' blueprint issued in 2016.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 16:25 IST