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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 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....

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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