June 1, 2015: After the new law smoking in Chinese capital is banned. 300 million of Chinese are smokers and more than a million people die in China due to smoking related disease.
The people cant smoke inÂ restaurants, offices and on public transport in Beijing. Thousand of officials will enforce the rules.
According to new law lawbreakers will be finedÂ 200 yuan (Â£21; $32) and the businesses who breaks the law will be finedÂ 10,000 yuan.
The world health organization has welcomed the new law. According to WHOsÂ representative in China, Dr Bernhard Schwartlander “due to the new law the people in Beijing can breathe fresh air in indoor palaces and it will also protectÂ more than 20 million passive smokers.
Yang Gonghuan, former vice-director of China’s centre for disease control said that the decision of banning public smoking isÂ unrealistic as most of the people in Beijing is smoker.