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Official office warned on smoking

IN something of a landmark, local health authorities has issued a warning to a city government department for violating Shanghai's anti-smoking regulation.

It was the first time in China that a notice was issued to regulate smoking at a provincial-level government body, said officials from the Shanghai Health Promotion Commission.

The faulty city department, which was not identified, was found to have ashtrays in its meeting room during a smoking-control check early last month, officials told Shanghai Daily yesterday.

The Shanghai Public Area Smoking-Control Regulation, the city's first regional law, bans smoking in 12 types of public areas including schools, hospitals, supermarkets and karaoke bars, and requires non-smoking areas in dance halls, restaurants and star-rated hotels.

Smoking is banned in government departments' meeting rooms, cafeterias and public working places.


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