Beijing goes smoke-free: photos

4 June 2015

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China celebrated this year’s World No Tobacco Day in a very special way, by adorning the iconic ‘Birds Nest’ – the National Olympics Stadium – in giant no-smoking banners, to mark the beginning of the new Beijing smoke-free law which came into effect on 1 June.

All indoor public places – and many outdoor public places such as kindergartens, sports stadiums and child and maternal hospitals – are now required by law to be 100% smoke-free.


Beijing, 31 May 2015: The Birds Nest adorned with giant no-smoking banners on the World No Tobacco Day.


Beijing, 31 May 2015: The Birds Nest adorned with giant no-smoking banners on the World No Tobacco Day.


Beijing, 31 May 2015: The Birds Nest adorned with giant no-smoking banners on the World No Tobacco Day.


Beijing, 31 May 2015: Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific making remarks on the World No Tobacco Day and Beijing Smoke-free Law Implementation Event in China.


Beijing, 31 May 2015: Dr Shin Young-soo(right), WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific recognizing the Beijing Municipal Government with a WHO World No Tobacco Day Award. (Left, Mr Sun Kanglin, Vice Chairman of Beijing People’s Congress)

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