Xinyi’s Chianti Plaza has been declared a smoke-free area since October 1st.
By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Starting Tuesday, November 1st, people smoking at the designated area of the Chianti
Plaza at Xinyi District will be ticketed and fined by police.
Xinyi’s Chianti Plaza has been declared a smoke-free area since October 1st, making it the first commercial area in Taipei to implement smoking ban.
Taipei City’s Department of Environmental Protection said on Monday that for the last several weeks the department and environmental volunteers have been advising residents that the new regulation prohibits the use of tobacco products in the specific area.
The smoke-free zone covers the area bounded by Songgao Road, Songzhi Road, Songshou Road, and Lane 20 of Songgao Road, according to Taipei City Government, affecting the arcades, sidewalks, and plazas surrounding buildings of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A8, A9, and A11, Breeze SONG GAO, and Humble House Taipei. [FULL STORY]