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Tuesday, 30 May 2006

China Bans Smoking

It seems that the anti smoking movement has even managed to score a success with one of the world's heaviest smoking nations, China.

It has been announced that for the duration of the Olympics, smoking will be banned; in the Olympic areas at least.

Beijing will ban smoking on public transport and indoor workplaces.

The Health Ministry said:

"Let a smokeless games provide healthy competition, a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle."

The ministry said that facilities serving children would be the first to get a no-smoking ban.

Quite how they manage to enforce this in a nation of 350 smokers, will be anyone's guess!

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