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[Asia, China] Smoking ban stubs out official privilege

Specialty cigarettes used to be a privilege of some government official and a frequent choice for bribery. The new ban strictly prohibits officials using public funds to buy cigarettes, another privilege which has bit the dust in addition to funerals, pr (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:34

[Asia, China] Public smoking ban for officials faces hurdles

an official in Xuchang, Henan province, who only gave his surname as Zhen, said it will not be easy to put the bans into practice. "When we go to visit villages on business, village cadres and other villagers offer us a cigarette as etiquette. They will (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:32

[Asia, China] FAN: A welcome move against smoking

Deng Xiaoping was smoking on the rostrum at an annual session of the National People's Congress, but he stubbed out his cigarette after receiving a note dissuading him from smoking. This shows that officials smoking in public create a negative impression (cn)
added Jan 1, 2014 23:31

[China] Anti-smoking blitz nails 29 hospitals

Twenty-nine local hospitals were blacklisted for failing to control smoking on the premises after undercover checks by authorities on some 400 medical facilities. But the hospitals said without any legal protection they can’t stop people from smoking.
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Dec 31, 2013 15:14

[China] Tobacco Equipment Company Goes After Chinese Counterfeits

An American smoking tobacco paraphernalia company is ironically claiming Chinese counterfeits of its products can lead to safety issues. The company Ploom creates a brand of smoking vaporizers called Pax. Pax vaporizers gently heat tobacco, releasing fu (hk)
added Dec 30, 2013 20:58

[Asia, China] Official smoking ban likely to affect sales

The ban on cigarettes will be a hard blow for the industry, but this will mainly affect high-end cigarettes rather than middle or low-end ones, Li said. This year's total sales are almost the same as last year but the sale of high-end cigarettes, which
Global Times (cn)
added Dec 30, 2013 13:13

Chinese Government Puts Pressure on Government Officials to Stop Smoking in Public - China Real Time Report

Experts say this time may be different. “What I see as the real gain is that the road block in now removed to bring on national legislation, to increase cigarette tax and create local enforcement,” Dr. Yip said.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Dec 30, 2013 13:11

China Orders Officials to Stop Smoking in Public

The party urged its members to quit smoking and to convince others to quit while it aimed to build “a good societal atmosphere of banning and controlling smoking.” Officials who violate this ban are to be subject to “criticism, education, party disciplin
New York Times Blogs
added Dec 30, 2013 13:08

The End of China's 'Ashtray Diplomacy'

Chinese leaders are now banned from smoking in public, using public funds to buy cigarettes, or smoking or offering cigarettes when performing official duties, the Communist Party said in a circular made public December 29, the latest attempt to curb cig
The Atlantic Monthly
added Dec 30, 2013 13:06

China Bans Officials From Lighting Up in Public

According to a directive issued by China’s State Council, government employees across China will no longer be able to use public funds to buy cigarettes or to smoke at public functions, as Xinhua reported on Sunday. Chain-smoking officials “not only jeopa
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Dec 30, 2013 13:04
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