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China announces broader smoking ban for Olympics 

Jump to full article: Agence France Presse (AFP) (fr), 2008-04-24


CHINESE authorities unveiled sweeping new rules against smoking on Thursday which would enable visitors to the Olympics to book smoke-free hotel rooms and non-smoking restaurant tables.

The rules, taking effect on May 1, are designed to promote a 'smoke-free' Games, officials said.

They broaden existing smoking bans in some public places and order hotels and restaurants to provide smoke-free facilities for the first time in the Chinese capital, said Sun Xuanli, deputy head of the city's health committee.

'This lays the foundation for a smoke-free Olympics,' Mr Sun told a press conference.

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