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A tough new smoking ban has been [introducing / introduced] in China's capital city Beijing. It [coincides / coincidences] with World No Tobacco Day and was welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The ban came into [affect / effect] on June the 1st and is the toughest anti-smoking law to be [implemented / implanted] anywhere in China. It prohibits smoking in [every / all] indoor public places, on public transport and in workplaces. [Unlike / Likely] other bans in China, this one is backed [down / up] by hefty fines for anyone lighting up indoors in public. Restaurants will have a big part to [frolic / play] in implementing the ban. Restaurant owners will [head / face] a heavy fine if they do not stop people smoking. The public is also being encouraged to report anyone [smashing / breaking] the law.

The WHO rewarded Beijing with a [specially / special] prize. A WHO spokesperson said: "We [applauded / applause] Beijing for its strong and determined leadership [on / in] protecting the health of its people by [makes / making] public places smoke-free. We are delighted to be [normally / formally] recognising the Beijing Municipal Government with a WHO World No Tobacco Day Award." China still has a [long / short] way to [go / depart] to get its population to stop smoking. The country is the world's largest tobacco [production / producer] and consumer. There are around 300 million smokers in China, which is [almost / mostly] the same size as the population of the USA. More than one million Chinese die each year from [smoking-related / smoking-relative] diseases.


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