Chinese city bans indoor smoking
China's central Xi'an city, popular among tourists for the world-famous Terracotta Warriors museum, has banned smoking in all indoor public venues.
Smokers who do not adhere to the regulation, released yesterday, will be fined 10 yuan (USD 1.5), and venue owners may be fined up to 1,000 yuan (USD 146).
China has over 300 million smokers and with 740 million people exposed to second-hand smoke.
The Chinese government has set a target to reduce the smoking rate among people aged 15 and above to 20 percent by 2030 from the current 27.7 percent, according to the 'Healthy China 2030' blueprint issued in 2016.
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