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Last updated: September 23rd 2021

Enforcement Authorities

Authorized Agency
Jurisdiction
Duty to Enforce

Epidemic prevention bodies at various levels, affiliated with the Bureau of Health

Public places
Yes
Analysis

The Rules authorize the epidemic prevention institutes at various levels to inspect the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules.

Health Department of Civil Aviation Administration

Aircraft, airports
Yes
Analysis

The Rules authorize the health department of Civil Aviation Administration at the central and local levels to inspect the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules.

Law Source, Section
Rules on the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Transportation and Waiting Rooms (Jointly Issued by National Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Development, and Civil Aviation Administration)
Art. 2

Health Department of Ministry of Railway

Trains, train stations
Yes
Analysis

The Rules authorize the health department of Ministry of Railway to inspect the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules.

Law Source, Section
Rules on the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Transportation and Waiting Rooms (Jointly Issued by National Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Development, and Civil Aviation Administration)
Art. 2

Health Department of Ministry of Transport

Watercraft
Yes
Analysis

The Rules authorize the health department of Ministry of Transport to inspect the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules.

Law Source, Section
Rules on the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Transportation and Waiting Rooms (Jointly Issued by National Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Development, and Civil Aviation Administration)
Art. 2

Urban Department of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

Subways, buses, taxis, cable cars
Yes
Analysis

The Rules authorize the health department of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to inspect the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules.

Law Source, Section
Rules on the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Transportation and Waiting Rooms (Jointly Issued by National Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Development, and Civil Aviation Administration)
Art. 2

Public Security Bureau at and above county level

Internet cafes
Yes
Analysis

The Regulations prohibit smoking in internet cafes mainly for the purpose of prevention of fire. The Public Security Bureau can impose warnings and fines up to 15,000 RMB on internet cafes where smoking is not stopped or where no smoking signs are not displayed.

Culture Administration Bureau at and above county level

Internet cafes
Yes
Analysis

The Regulations prohibit smoking in internet cafes mainly for the purpose of prevention of fire. For those internet cafes that violate the Regulations in a substantial way, the heaviest penalty is to suspend their licenses.

Health departments at the county level and above

Indoor public places listed in the State Council Regulations
Yes
Analysis

The MOH Rules authorize health departments at or above the county level to inspect and supervise the sites and impose sanctions upon venues violating the rules. However, there are no penalties specified for violation of the smoke free provisions.