I arrived at Shanghai but for me there are too many smokers on the road, entrances of subway stations, entrances of shops, and parks. Especially I hate those who smoke while walking on the road.
However, is there any outside place or district in Shanghai that you can avoid (most, if not all of) those smokers? For example, in Tokyo in Chiyoda Ward the smoking on the road is prohibited unless otherwise stated, and thus relatively few smokers can be seen there.
For your information I want to know the place or district or anything smaller unit that sees few smokers, irrespective of whether it is banned or not. For me the actual situation is far more important than the regulation, since I know the regulation only won't be effective at all, which is exactly the case in Tokyo (e.g. in Shinjuku and Minato it's banned but smokers don't obey the rule).
I want to base the area on my next trip to Shanghai. For my rough guess Xintiandi (新天地) might be the best, but that's just my tiny walking experiences...
Anyone knows any clues, if not backed by survey or statistics?