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Sun May 1, 2011
NPR Story

No Joke: China Bans Smoking

It would seem difficult to enforce a ban on 300 million smokers. Host Liane Hansen talks to NPR's Rob Gifford in China, where businesses are putting up no-smoking signs, cigarette vending machines are being removed from restaurants, and designated outdoor smoking zones are being established in preparation for a ban on smoking in public places that takes effect Sunday.