Draft Regulations Ban Smoking in Public Places in China

Anti-tobacco advocates welcomed a new draft national smoking control regulations for public places, reports China Daily, but said the rules could still be strengthened. The draft by the National Health and Family Planning Commission was published on the website of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, pending public consultation. It would ban smoking in public places and also ban all forms of tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion of tobacco products, as well as certain smoking scenes in films and TV shows.