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by Michael C. Lowe | May 04, 2011

 China's ban on indoor smoking went into effect on Sunday and applies to all public indoor spaces, including restaurants, hotels, bars, Internet cafes, airports, train stations and other public transportation areas, according to Xinhua -- China's official press agency. Under the new regulation, owners of establishments that do not stop smokers can be penalized up to 30,000 yuan, approximately US$4,600.