Tobacco smoking has been banned on sidewalks aroundTaipei City Hall station, according to a story by Jake Chung for the Taipei Times quoting the city government’s Department of Health.
The multi-storey building comprises an MRT station, a bus station and stores.
The department said it was the first time sidewalks around a building had been designated as non-smoking.
Meanwhile, the department’s health promotion division chief, Lin Li-ju, said that should businesses or other locations wish to help limit outdoor second-hand smoke inhalation, they could submit a local area smoke control proposal to the department.
A total of 45 outdoor areas in Taipei are now designated non-smoking areas, including that around the First and Second Funeral Parlors, under the Taipei Mortuary Services Office.
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