Smoking will be prohibited at the Alishan National Forest Recreational Area from December 1, 2013.
The new regulation is made by the Chiayi Forest District Office based on a Chiayi County Government notice. According to the notice released on October 21, 2013, no smoking shall be allowed at the Alishan National Forest Recreational Area. Exceptional areas include the section between the front gate toll booth and the first traffic control, the Xianglin Village Residential Area, and outdoor smoking zones.
A smoke-free park should be maintained by all
An officer from the Chiayi Forest District Office stressed that violators may face a fine between NT$2,000 and 10,000. Taking away people’s money through fine, however, is not the point. It is really meant to remind all visitors and members of the public to keep the air fresh in the forest area and ensure a pleasant trip for all.
Source: Chiayi Forest District Office