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Beijing smoking ban to be enforced starting June 1

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The Beijing municipal legislature passed a bill in November last year, banning smoking in all indoor public places, workplaces, and on public transportation, according to Global Times

Liu Zejun, director with Beijing Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, said tip-offs can be conducted via phone or by uploading pictures on popular messaging app WeChat.  
“We will check places frequently reported and punish venue managers if smokers are found there,” Liu said.  Law enforcement officers will patrol Beijing’s roads starting in June to help implement the bill.

In May 2015, Beijing students were taught how to signal strangers to stop smoking with three government-recommended hand sign language. The signs mean please stop, I do mind, and Don’t. Residents are encouraged to use the sign language. Authorities have stressed that the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces will result in a 200-yuan fine for individuals and 100,000 yuan fine for businesses starting June 1. Read the May 12, 2015 news clip from Shanghailist.com.