Shenzhen Updates No-Smoking Signs to Include E-Cigs

By Rakini Bergundy, December 31, 2019

0 0

Following up on the October ban of e-cigarettes in public spaces, Shenzhen has released a new anti-smoking sign that includes an e-cigarette alongside the standard cigarette graphic. On December 26, the Tobacco Control Office of Shenzhen released the latest version of the no-smoking signs, which are to replace previous versions. The city’s health commission says it is the first to do so in China. 

640.jpeg

An officer from the World Health Organization in Beijing remarked: 

“Shenzhen has taken the lead in banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Adding e-cigarettes to tobacco control signs will help raise public awareness of the new regulation and raise law-abiding awareness.”

In addition to public spaces such as parks, bus stops and tourist attractions, e-cigarette stores are also required to display warning signs. Those who choose to ignore the sign are first given a time frame to make amendments, and will be fined RMB2,000. If they fail to make corrections within the given time frame, a fine of RMB10,000 is imposed. 

640-215.jpeg

Xiong Jingfan, technical officer of the smoke-free city project in Shenzhen added that the inclusion of the e-cigarette graphic can also help in avoiding disputes caused by illegal smokers. Most people claim that they are not aware of the regulations on the ban of e-cigarettes when speaking with law enforcement. 

All smoking signs around the city will be updated by December 31, 2020 as a one-year interim period has been granted.  

READ MORE: Chinese Authorities Seek to Halt Online E-cigarette Sales

[All images via @深圳卫健/WeChat]

more news

Nantou Ancient City Reopens in Shenzhen

From ancient city site to a new cultural creative park.

10 Reasons Shanghai is Better Than Every Other City in China

Here are 10 reasons why Shanghai is in a league of its own.

May 20 is Yet Another Chinese Valentine's Day, Here's Why

Are you wondering why your social media feeds are filled with references to the magic number '520?' Prepare yourself for yet another lovers' day...

9 Things to Expect During Spring Festival in China

Staying in China for CNY? Here's what to expect.

Number of Young Smokers in China Has Risen By Almost 50%

The number people aged 15 to 24 who smoke has risen to 18.6% from 12.5% in 2013. That's a 48.8% increase over the course of just six years.

Chinese Authorities Seek to Halt Online E-cigarette Sales

The sale of e-cigarettes may soon be impossible from ecommerce sites in China.

Shenzhen Will Fine You For Smoking E-Cigs in Public Areas

Use of e-cigarettes in public areas is now banned.

WATCH: Matching T-Shirts and Other Quirks of Chinese Dating

Think dating in China is difficult? Well, sometimes the most difficult decision you have to make is which matching T-shirts you and your partner should wear.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsShenzhen for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shenzhen With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives