Publicity for Shanghai's new smoking control regulations at the Shanghai World Expo Park on March 1, 2017 (Photo: page.com) Shanghai has brought in a smoking ban for all indoor public spaces, workplaces and on public transport from March 1, 2017. Smoking is also prohibited in outdoor places such as kindergartens, schools, maternal and child.
China reported over 3.8 million new cancer cases last year, about seven cases a minute and, surprisingly, women who don't smoke can also get lung cancer due to their exposure to secondhand smoke and cooking oil fumes.A British media organization has reported five things that they believe are as harmful as smoking. Their findings are based on scientific report: The growth of social media and waning in-person contact has led Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to label loneliness a worldwide epidemic. And it could be lethal.Following is the full text of the Report on the Implementation of the 2016 Plan for National Economic and Social Development and on the 2017 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, which was submitted on March 5, 2017 for review at the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress and was adopted on March 15.