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What's the matter with the no smoking order in Shenzhen? Electronic cigarette is included in the sco

What's the matter with the ban on smoking in Shenzhen? After the "no smoking order" has been on all over the country, e-cigarettes have become the first choice of many "big and small cigarette guns" and even been labeled as "help to quit smoking" by businesses. However, in the future, in Shenzhen, the treatment of smoking e-cigarettes is likely to be the same as that of smoking traditional cigarettes, and they will be included in the scope of tobacco control, and the scope of tobacco control will also be expanded from indoor to outdoor areas with dense crowds such as buying tickets or waiting.

On April 23, the highly concerned amendment (Draft) to the regulations on smoking control in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (hereinafter referred to as the amendment (Draft)) was submitted to the 33rd session of the Standing Committee of the sixth Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress for deliberation for the first time. The municipal and district governments will also establish a joint conference system to incorporate tobacco control into urban development planning as one of the government performance appraisal.

What are the changes in the upgraded version of the "no smoking order"

1. The smoking ban extends from indoor to outdoor

The current "Regulations on smoking control in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone" (hereinafter referred to as "Regulations on tobacco control") has been fully implemented since March 1, 2014. In more than four years, a total of 3.745 million yuan has been fined, including 3.325 million yuan for illegal smokers and 420000 yuan for places with poor tobacco control. However, the main scope of smoking prohibition is still concentrated in indoor public places, but many citizens are gradually dissatisfied with it.

They believe that people flow intensively in places such as people's entrances and exits and waiting areas, basically covering all age groups, including minors, pregnant women, the elderly, etc., and this is also a heavy disaster area for smoking. In recent years, most of the complaints received by the municipal government through 12345 reporting telephone are from these places. Yuan Liping, deputy director of the education, science, culture and Health Working Committee of the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress, said that the amendment (Draft) will allow pedestrians to enter and leave within five meters outside the pedestrian entrances and exits of the public transport station building, as well as the area where the public transport outdoor platforms and waiting teams are located, as well as schools, hospitals, training institutions, parks, tourist attractions, cultural and Museum venues, sports venues, fitness and other places The outdoor ticket area outside the entrance and the area where the waiting line is located are included in the scope of no smoking.

2. Electronic cigarette is included in the scope of tobacco control

E-cigarette is an electronic product that imitates cigarette. By means of atomization, nicotine can be turned into steam for users to smoke. Statistics show that in 2018, the number of global e-cigarettes smokers is close to 40 million, and the market size has reached US $10 billion, while more than 90% of the global e-cigarettes come from Shenzhen and other places in China.

In recent years, with the rapid development of e-cigarette slogans such as & lsquo; replace traditional cigarettes & lsquo; & lsquo; help to quit smoking & lsquo; & lsquo; be healthier and more fashionable & lsquo;, e-cigarette has been loved by more and more young smokers, and even attracted some non-smokers to try to smoke. However, research has proved that e-cigarettes are not as harmless as they are advertised, and some of them are even more harmful. At present, there is a lack of supervision and standards for e-cigarettes in China. It is necessary to improve the supervision and management of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products through legislation. 'said yuan Liping.

On the other hand, Yuan Liping said bluntly that e-cigarettes have been banned in Hong Kong and Macao. Shenzhen, as one of the four major central cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay District, should be in line with the international standards and continue to be in the forefront of the country. At present, 42 countries and regions in the world have banned or restricted the use of e-cigarettes in public places. The amendment (Draft) also clearly stipulates that tobacco products include e-cigarettes and smoking includes the use of e-cigarettes. '

3. Illegal smoking will not be dissuaded, but will be fined directly

The "Regulations on tobacco control" previously stipulated that individuals who smoke in non-smoking places should be fined only when they do not listen to the dissuasion of the operators and managers of the places. However, this has become an excuse for illegal smokers to evade punishment. Therefore, the amendment (Draft) has deleted the content of 'dissuasion', which stipulates that the law enforcement department can order correction, impose a fine of 50 yuan and collect it on the spot.

At the same time, in view of the previous provision in the "tobacco control regulations" that "the operators and managers of places should be given a warning before they are punished for failing to perform their duty of tobacco control, and they should only be fined if they do not correct within the time limit", the amendment (Draft) also removes the warning and will directly give corresponding punishment.

4. Tobacco products cannot be sold within 50 meters of school entrance and exit

The amendment (Draft) also adds a new provision that 'tobacco products shall not be sold within 50 meters of the entrance and exit of primary and secondary schools and Youth Palace'.