The Yanoda Cultural Tourism Zone in Baoting County began enforcing a new smoking ban from June 1st in a drive to build itself into a tobacco-free ecological scenic spot.


Starting from June 1st, the Dream Valley Service Area and Forest Valley Service Area are designated as smoke-free areas. Besides, the new regulations state that commercial stores at the scenic spots are not allowed to sell or provide tobacco on their premises.


The reaction has been positive so far.


"This is good news. I hope I will never be bothered by second-hand smoke again," said a visitor from Haikou. "More public education is needed to get the anti-smoking message across."


Those who are violating the anti-smoking rules will face fines of up to RMB 500 on the spot.

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