smoking control

Te-Ping Chen: China’s Marlboro Country

From the Slate: YUNXIAO, China—On first approach, Yunxiao seems like any other Chinese backwater caught in an uneasy industrial transition. Faded advertisements line the downtown streets, where motorcyclists wearing bamboo-frond...

China Raises Tobacco Tax To Curb Smoking

From AFP: China has raised taxes on tobacco by six to 11 percent in an effort to pad state coffers and curb smoking in the world’s largest cigarette market, according to the government and state press. Tobacco wholesalers...

China Toughens Smoking Ban In Schools Before Games

From Reuters: China has further tightened smoking restrictions — targeting schools and day care centres — as it extends a crackdown linked to its pledge to hold a smoke-free Olympics. Last month, Beijing formally...

Beijing to Extend Smoking Ban Ahead of Olympics – AFP

From AFP: Beijing is about to extend a ban on smoking in public places ahead of the Olympic Games despite the Chinese capital’s image as a paradise for smokers who have faced few restrictions on where they can light up. According to a draft bill published on a municipal legal affairs website, the majority of […]

Smoking Control Hindered by Realities – Shan Juan

From China Daily: Factors ranging from local protectionism to lack of legal support are barriers to anti-smoking 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 […]

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