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Secondhand smoke the main source of indoor PM2.5 in Beijing: environmental NGO2012-09-24

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute on September 19 released a research report showing heavy air pollution in Beijing public venues caused by secondhand tobacco smoke. According to the report, PM2.5 concentrations at the restaurants, bars and internet cafés inspected far exceed the norm set by the W...[ more >> ]

Public venues in Beijing heavily polluted by PM2.5 from secondhand smoke2012-09-21

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute on September 19 released a research report showing heavy air pollution in Beijing public venues caused by secondhand tobacco smoke. According to the report, PM2.5 concentrations at the restaurants, bars and internet cafés inspected far exceed the norm set by the W...[ more >> ]

Secondhand smoke a serious indoor contaminant ? PM2.5 has reached severe level2012-09-20

Environmental NGO Green Beagle Environment Institute has released a research report on the impact of tobacco smoke on air quality inside public venues. According to the report, internet cafés and bars without a no-smoking policy are 'heavily polluted' by PM2.5 concentrations, posing a serious health risk to consumer...[ more >> ]

Rigorous inspection of tobacco control blind spots ? maximum fine of 5,000 yuan2012-09-18

This reporter has learned from the Office of the Tianjin Health Promotion Commission that the city is stepping up enforcement of tobacco control regulations. Both individual offenders and the operators of non-compliant venues will now be subject to penalization. In addition to improving the ability of officers to enforce t...[ more >> ]

Create a smoke-free environment, protect the health of those exposed2012-09-17

Following up the implementation of the Tianjin Tobacco Control Regulations, Nankai District has conducted a smoke-free environment assessment and unannounced inspections to ensure that all thirteen types of public venues are complying with the regulations. 'Smoking is harmful to your health' is now common knowledge through...[ more >> ]

Harbin: Smoking ban effective for 100 days now ? offenders conscious of wrongdoing, c...2012-09-17

It has now been 100 days since the Harbin Secondhand Smoke Hazards Prevention Act came into effect (May 31). During a recent tour of the city this reporter found public venues to be . Smokers are heeding verbal warnings and rectifying their behavior in a timely manner. Zhang Weijing, director of the Harbin Center for Disea...[ more >> ]

Tobacco control regulations are being enforced, but blind spots remain2012-09-04

September 3 is the first workday since Guangzhou's new tobacco control regulations came into force at the beginning of the month. This reporter visited several public venues in the city including government offices and hospitals and found most to be complying, although some blind spots still remain. Three men were seen smo...[ more >> ]

Macau to gradually extend scope of smoking ban, require smoking section in entertainm...2012-05-20

The Macau SAR Health Bureau on May 18 announced that since the implementation of the New Tobacco Control Act, nearly 3,000 people have been caught and fined for smoking in violation of the ban. Macau will continue to strictly enforce the Act based on current deployment and strategy. The Health Bureau stressed that regulat...[ more >> ]