Deputies to the 12th National People's Congress are urged to strictly follow Beijing's smoking ban during its annual session this year.

Different from previous years, smoking areas have not

been provided for deputies in indoor public places, in their hotels or near conference rooms.

After a meeting of the delegation of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Thursday afternoon, Aziz Musar, commissioner of southern Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture, noticed that the usual smoking corner just a few steps away from the conference room in the Jingxi Hotel was no longer there.

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