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Taipei City Government had announced that sidewalks around 4 schools are set to be smoking-free areas as of October 1, 2015

In order to create a smoke-free environment and to protect staff, students, parents and general public from passive smoking, the Department of Health, Taipei City Government had announced that sidewalks around 4 schools, which are Taipei Municipal Xisong Elementary School, Xinghua Elementary School, Guandu Junior High School and Yangming High School, are set to be smoking-free area as of October 1, 2015, based on Article 15, Paragraph 1, No.13 of Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. Any person in violation shall be punished by a fine at an amount of no less than NTD 2,000 but no more than NTD 10,000.