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Smoking banned in hazardous places

Smoking banned in hazardous placesAfter a citywide action against drunk driving, Shenzhen police is targeting another common bad habit that is smoking. The city fire department reinstated the penalties for smoking in hazardous areas.

Residents that smoke in are considered to be hazardous can be detained for five days. The detention is not new and nobody since its implementation have been actually detained for breaking the law. The fire protection law states that people caught smoking in hazardous areas are subjected to verbal warnings, a fine of 500 yuan, and detention of five days.

The fire department has now been inspecting high risk places in the city, they caught some people smoking in department stores, supermarkets, and internet cafes. Still no one in Shenzhen was detained for violating the law. The fire department reminded smokers to make sure that they are not in a non smoking area before they lit up their cigarettes, the fire department also encourages residents to report, take photos of violators to the police.



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