The new rules stipulate that any work places that violate the rule could be fined anything from 2,000 to 30,000 yuan. Individuals who smoke in the aforementioned areas and who refuse to stop smoking after requests to stop will face a fine ranging from 50 to 200 yuan. Residents are able to dial a hotline number - 12345 - to report illegal smoking.
Cigarette smoking has been identified as a risk factor for lung cancer, but studies have shown a rapidly increasing incidence of lung cancer among female non-smokers. Liang Chaoyang, vice director of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Beijing's China Japan Friendship Hospital, said cooking methods, the influence of second or third-hand smoke.
A British media organization has reported five things that they believe are as harmful as smoking. Their findings are based on scientific report: The growth of social media and waning in-person contact has led Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to label loneliness a worldwide epidemic. And it could be lethal.
A foetus with a non-smoking mother exposed to high pollution levels is only slightly better off than one with a smoking mother exposed to low levels of pollution. “This implies that the effect of exposure to the highest levels may be almost as bad as smoking,” Dr. Clemens said.
A railway court in Beijing is scheduled to hear a lawsuit against smoking on China's passenger trains recently, reports Beijing Youth Daily. A smoking area in a passenger train (File photo: VCG).