China Tobacco Funding Primary Schools

Ubiquitous smoking in China has led to high rates of lung cancer and other illnesses; the World Health Organization has estimated that two million people will die every year of smoking-related illness by 2020. Perhaps in order...

China Smoking Ban May Have Little Effect

China’s ban on smoking in public places will take effect this Sunday,  May 1st. Expectations should not be set too high, though. Enforcement and compliance  with the new law is predicted to be weak. From the Los Angeles...

China to Ban Smoking at Indoor Public Places

China, the world’s largest producer of cigarettes and home to the most smokers. is trying again to limit smoking in public in an effort to curb the national habit. From Reuters: China, which has more than 300 million...

China’s Tobacco Industry Wields Huge Power

From Didi Kirsten Tatlow in the New York Times: China has the world’s largest population, so it easily lends itself to superlatives. Even so, its 350 million smokers and the sheer scale of its tobacco industry overshadow others....

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 Cigarette Order Goes Up In Smoke

From Reuters: A county government in central China has rescinded an order which was intended to make officials smoke more to help the local economy, local authorities said on Tuesday. Functionaries in Gongan county in rural...

China, Thank You For Smoking

One out of every three cigarettes is lit in China, and respiratory disease is on the rise. Some are asking what the future of smoking will look like in China. US-China Today clears the haze: China is the world’s heaviest...

Guidelines to Shake China’s Tobacco Sector

From Caijing Online: China’s state-controlled tobacco industry may be in for a shock following the government’s recent decision to sign a new set of international smoking restrictions. China was one of 130 countries that agreed...




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