Schools to Start Banning Smoking Within Campus Premises
Starting today smoking will be banned in schools and all education departments. Students in primary and middle school especially those 18 and under are discouraged from smoking. Teachers and school staff are also advised not to smoke within school premises.
In October universities and colleges will also start banning of smoking in their campuses. The school has already made agreements with the education bureau, that they will give their full cooperation in banning smoking in school premises and also to discourage their teachers from smoking in front of students as well.
Education bureau will be conducting random visits to see if the schools are following the smoking ban and sticking to the requirements. School officials were also asked to encourage and asked the teachers if they can refrain from smoking in front of students.
The city health department will be releasing a regulation to ban smoking, violators of the smoking ban in public areas will be fined 20 yuan up to 500 yuan. Businesses, restaurants and other establishments found in violation of the new regulation will receive a fine as well.