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August 22nd, 2009:

Text of Shanghai draft

Shanghai released its draft legislation for public comment today. The comment period runs through September 10. You’ll find the announcement of the public comment period at

The following links are the text of the draft legislation in English.

It is thought the People’s Congress will be holding an online discussion about the draft legislation on August 31.

Six Tobacco control measures can counter the epidemic

World Health Organization


M onitor tobacco use and prevention policies
P rotect people from tobacco smoke
O ffer help to quit tobacco use
W arn about the dangers of tobacco
E nforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
R aise taxes on tobacco (Flyer in Chinese) (Flyer in English)