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Sidewalk smoking ban in Taipei

| November 2, 2012

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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