12 venues and 5 people fined for smoking in Shanghai
Updated: 2011-03-02 17:00
By Zhao Chenyan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Twelve public venues and five individuals in Shanghai were fined a total of 25,000 yuan ($3,800) for violating a smoking ban in public places under the Smoking Control Laws that went into effect in a year ago, the Orient Morning Post reported citing a white paper on tobacco.
The five individuals are two Internet cafe customers, one medical staff and two patients.
According to the monitoring data, only 18.6 percent of the non-smoking public places in Shanghai were found to have smokers, a significant drop from the previous 37.5 percent before the ban.
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