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China to ban people from smoking indoors

  • China is the biggest cigarette consumer in the world but the nation is now taking anti-smoking measures by forbidding the activity inside public places.

    According to officials, the law will be enforced with strict penalties. Reports suggest that one-third of the total smoking in the world happens in China, where population has grown and smoking rates have increased over the last few decades. 

    An average smoker in China smokes 22 per day as opposed to 15 in 1980 but smoking among women has reduced from eight percent to four. 

    A senior advisor at the World Lung Foundation mentioned that they "won't proceed further in reducing the tobacco epidemic in the world" unless there's some change in China. 

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