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[China] Beijing Bans Public Smoking, but Enforcement Poses a Challenge

State news media cheered the ban as necessary to protect the public from dangerous secondhand smoke, but many Beijing residents were skeptical that it would actually be enforced. The municipal government has banned smoking twice before — in 1996 and befo
New York Times
added Jun 3, 2015 09:50

[Asia, China] Beijing Tries to Clear Its Notoriously Dirty Air — of Cigarette Smoke

In this vast city of 20 million people, which a government survey estimated last year was home to more than four million smokers, the new ban extends to all enclosed public spaces, including offices, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, airports and public tra
New York Times
added Jun 1, 2015 10:37

[Asia] More Women Smoking In China, Despite Aggressive Anti-Tobacco Campaigns

The proportion of Chinese who “smoked in the past 12 months” dropped from 28.3% in 2005 to 21.3% last year...But for women, the trend was the opposite. Although female smokers are significantly fewer than male, the number nearly tripled to 3.3% over the p
added Jun 1, 2015 08:53

[Asia] Beijing rolls out China's toughest smoking ban...but will it work?

Bernhard Schwartländer, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Beijing, says it's a "major advance" in tobacco control in China, where more cigarettes are smoked than anywhere else in the world. Here's five things to know as China battles
added Jun 1, 2015 08:50

Beijing cracks down on China’s tobacco industry

The new rules prohibit companies from advertising tobacco products through media channels including websites and public billboards. Meanwhile, vendors in the capital have been banned from selling cigarettes within 100 metres of Kindergartens, primary and
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 29, 2015 09:26

[Asia, China] PING: Smoke-free Shanghai? Only if laws are enforced

Or how about the jerk who walks into a crowded elevator obliviously puffing away while everyone around him is coughing... A survey conducted by the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau last week found only 26 percent of people consider the city's so-calle
Global Times (cn)
added May 28, 2015 10:44

[Asia] SATEL/YEH: Smokeless China

“If only 1% of China’s smoking population turned to e-cigarettes, it would mean a market of about 3.5 million e-cigarette users.” The China National Tobacco Corporation could become the world’s largest e-cigarette maker.... a country-wide ban on smoking,
Project Syndicate
added May 15, 2015 16:16

[Asia] Cross-border cigarette smuggling ring on trial in China

Nine Chinese nationals stood trial in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on charges of smuggling, tax evasion and illegal trading. The suspects allegedly smuggled nearly 30 million packets of cigarettes, with an estimated tax evasion of arou
Xinhua Newswire
added May 11, 2015 22:25

[China] Georgia State Names Partner Cities for Tobacco Control Project

School of Public Health has named five major municipalities in China that will partner with the school on efforts to improve policies and programs to reduce smoking in a nation that produces more tobacco and has more smokers than any other in the world.
added Apr 28, 2015 12:12

[Asia] The heterogeneous effects of cigarette prices on brand choice in China: implications for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Only a small percentage of low-income and less educated Chinese smokers switched to cheaper brands in response to price increases. Hence, the concern of the Chinese government that a cigarette tax increase will lead to large-scale brand switching is not s
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2015 15:25
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