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Amended guidelines that ban smoking in more indoor public venues in China went into effect Sunday, but the changes were not expected to have a dramatic impact. Nearly 30 percent of adults in China smoke.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Amended guidelines that ban smoking in more indoor public venues in China went into effect Sunday, but the changes were not expected to have a dramatic impact. Nearly 30 percent of adults in China smoke.

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