Smoking :: Smoking ban set for leisure venues – Hong Kong

Smoking at 1,200 public pleasure grounds will be banned from January 1, while smoking areas occupying no more than 1% of the venue size have been specified in 195 venues and smoking will be allowed in about 60 small-scale venues, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department says.

With the district councils’ participation in the management of some department district facilities from 2007, the department consulted the 18 district councils on the arrangement. Smoking will be prohibited on beaches, in public swimming pools, stadia, sports grounds, sports centres, and most parks and playgrounds.

Notices will be posted at the entrances to these grounds to indicate whether smoking is prohibited. For the venues with specified smoking areas, there will be directional maps and signs to indicate the location of such areas.

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