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In Country of Smokers, Beijing Bans Lighting Up Indoors

China's capital Monday began imposing the country's toughest ban on indoor smoking in hopes of stemming a looming health crisis. Smoking in Beijing is now prohibited in all indoor public places, including offices, shopping malls and airports. Beijing's main terminal will close its three smoking rooms and special smoking areas will be set up at the city's 600 bus stops. Fines for violators have been raised to 200 yuan ($32), up from the 10 yuan ($1.6) charged under the...

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