Smoking Control Hindered by Realities – Shan Juan

From China Daily:

Factors ranging from local protectionism to lack of legal support are barriers to anti- campaigns despite the government’s stepped-up efforts, a top legislator has acknowledged.

Han Qide, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress – the country’s top legislature – said the country faces a dire situation with more women, especially professionals, and youngsters taking to smoking – which directly or indirectly kills 1 million Chinese a year.

“However, due to ground realities prevalent in our society and economy, tobacco control in China is more complicated that in any other country,” he said, citing several problems. [Full Text]

Also Smoking in Public Beijing’s Top Bad Habit – Xinhua

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