tobacco industry

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...

Tobacco Company Downplayed Risks in China, Report Says

An international tobacco company discouraged public smoking bans in China and tried to divert attention away from the health risks associated with smoking as they made forays into the country’s cigarette market. From the...

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...

Smoking Curb Could “Upset China Stability” – Reuters

From Reuters: China’s stability could be threatened if the government tried to curb smoking, a senior official said on Wednesday at a discussion of the annual meeting of parliament. “Smoking harms people’s health, but restraining smoking threatens social stability,” said Zhang Baozhen, deputy chief of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. “Smokers rioted when the former […]

Vested interests, ignorance aid China’s tobacco industry

In an interview with the AFP, a WHO official says that healthcare costs will escalate in China as a lack of education and the government’s vested interests encourage the country’s smokers. One in three of the world’s smokers live in China. More than 1 million people die in China every year from tobacco-related illness; the […]

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