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No smoking in Shanghai Designated Public Places RMB10,000 or above Fines to be issued to Management of Smoking-Free Places
The Shanghai Government announced that smoking is banned in public services organizations as well as airport, hotels, entertainment business, restaurants, etc. Under the newly amended ordinances, individuals will be fined with RMB50 to RMB200 for smoking offences. The management will be fined with RMB10,000 to RMB30,000 if repeated smoking offences are found at the no-smoking places.
Under the "Fixed Penalty (Smoking Offences) Ordinance" in Hong Kong, anyone who smokes or carries a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in statutory no smoking areas or on public transport carries, will be issued with a $1,500 fixed penalty notice by enforcement officers from 1st September 2009 onwards. Police, Tobacco Control Inspectors, Specified Officers of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the Housing Department are also empowered to issue fixed penalty notice in public venues under their management. Currently the management of no-smoking places is not liable for the smoking offences of their venues.
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