Campaign Started to Inform Residents of New Smoking Ban
The city’s local law enforcement has started a seven day introductory campaign that will ask residents and visitors to refrain from smoking in public places as the city implemented a smoking ban. The campaign is aimed to further raise awareness of the new smoking law.
The revised smoking law was implemented last Saturday and violators caught will be fine 50 to 400 yuan. Smoking has already been banned in indoor workplaces, restaurants, public transportation and buildings and other public locations. Operators of non smoking venues that fail to comply with the new smoking ban will be subjected to a 30,000 yuan fine. The campaign is to introduce the new law to residents and operators of buildings and restaurant during the first week and to inform them of their obligations in helping implement the new law.
The strict enforcement is important to the vitality of the law and efforts must be increased to further educate residents on the concept that smoking is bad for one’s health. The city health and family planning commission is assigned to lead the law implementation along with the help of other related government departments such as market supervision, police, transportation and urban management.
Residents have embraced the new law and have vowed to lend their hand in supporting in and to look out for any possible violators.