(ECNS) -- An angry smoker in Beijing attacked two volunteers responsible for supervising the anti-smoking law and then escaped, Chinese language newspaper The Mirror reported.
A man was found smoking inside Beijing Fortune Center, a landmark office building in the capital's central business area, breaching the local anti-smoking law.
The conflict occured while two volunteers tried to persuade the smoker to put out his cigarette. One volunteer had his finger bone fractured during the scuffle.
The smoker escaped after the conflict and was found working for a company using a fake ID.
Beijing Association on Tobacco Control has strongly denounced the violence and called for the rule-breaker to be brought to justice.
A police investigation remains ongoing.
Beijing introduced its toughest anti-smoking measures on June 1, 2015. As part of the campaign, volunteers distribute leaflets on smoking and check public venues for potential smokers on Wednesdays.
The new ban, the country's toughest to date, prohibits smoking in all the city's indoor public spaces, workplaces, and on public transportation.