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Smokers refusing to pack it in

(China Daily)

11:01, October 31, 2011

Smoking is not allowed at Guangzhou Railway Station and other government buildings, but it goes on anyway. Enforcement of the year-old regulation is spotty. [Photo/provided to China Daily]

The reaction by the elderly gentleman he caught smoking in Guangzhou's main bus station surprised Chen Weiguang, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Guangzhou Municipal People's Congress.

"Do you know that smoking is prohibited in public in Guangzhou?" Chen asked him.

The smoker, unprepared for the question let alone the bevy of inspectors and trailing journalists, reached into his pocket for a pack of cigarettes and handed one to Chen. "Have one?"

Chen laughed at the nervous offer but declined.

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mike at 2011-11-0186.174.143.*
Why is the government or any government interfering in peoples freedom of choice.Have they got nothing else to do.By all means offer advice but that's where the states involvement ends.I mean where do you stop,how many people get injured each year in china,just riding a bicycle for example.just leave people alone.Whats happening in the west is,only people with money can afford to smoke,So talk about hypocracy,there you have it.

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