Beijing airport China`s first to ban smoking

Beijing airport has shut up to 36 smoking rooms in all of its 3 terminals.

Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 14:28 PM IST

Beijing: The international airport in Beijing has become the country`s first to shut down all its smoking rooms, a statement said.

The Beijing Capital International Airport has closed up to 36 smoking rooms in all of its three terminals, the People`s Daily reported, citing an airport statement.

Airport officials said the latest anti-smoking measures were introduced to create a healthy travelling environment for passengers.
The airport said it has prepared no-smoking notices and promotional materials to carry out the anti-smoking campaign.

The shut smoking rooms will not reopen to public again, airport officials said.