Smoking ban in restaurants and Internet cafes gets little effect in Sanya
Since the national enforcement of indoor smoking ban took effect from May 1, public places in Sanya, such as hospitals, bus stations and supermarkets, have done quite a good job in banning smoking. However, the smoking ban in small restaurants and Internet cafes has had little effect, reports hainan.net.
In Sanya, a no-smoking sign can be found in many hospitals, supermarkets, bus stations and other enclosed public places and a special outdoor smoking area has been set up for those smokers.
“As smoking in the waiting room is not permitted, every day we will run regular checks on the waiting rooms. Since the indoor smoking ban started on May 1, more and more people are becoming conscious and few found smoking in the waiting room.”, said Ms. Luo, the Vice Director of Sanya Bus Station.
However, the situation in small restaurants and Internet cafes has failed to meet the smoking ban’s requirements. Customers still light up the cigarettes and even had the service of ashtrays from servants. "If I say no to them, most of the customers will never come and consume here. Unlike hospitals and supermarkets, we are just running small busniess," said a small restaurant owner.
At present, according to Hainan relevant regulations, people who continue to smoke in areas affected by the smoking ban will be fined from 500 to 1,000 yuan.
Translated by WOS Team
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