• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Beijing could be tobacco-free by end of 2015

By anita nair

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): The Health Bureau in China has revealed that in a bid to stub out smoking, Beijing is working on making all public spaces - including work sites and transportation options - tobacco-free by the end of 2015.

The bureau is also aiming to reduce the smoking rate among men in the capital from 4.6 to 4 percent during the next five years.

Specifics from the plan have not yet been released, reports the China Daily.

A survey last week indicated that more than 95 percent of 2,100 interviewees in the capital knew that smoking might cause lung cancer.

The survey, which drew responses from people aged from 10 to 89, also showed that almost 60 percent of respondents knew that smoking could lead to apoplexy, a higher proportion than the 16 percent who knew nationwide.

More than half of people polled planned to give up smoking. The rate nationwide is just 27 percent. (ANI)

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more