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China aims to ban smoking in public places by end of the year

China aims to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places this year, as authorities move to stamp out a widespread practice that has taken a severe toll on citizens' health. China, home to some 300 million smokers, is the world's largest consumer
added Jan 8, 2014 07:26

[Asia, China] National smoking ban law in preparation

health authorities are working on a law banning smoking in all indoor public venues while clarifying punishments. Work on a draft began last year and the National Health and Family Planning Commission is working hard to have national lawmakers issue laws
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Jan 8, 2014 06:32

[Asia, China] Chinese health agency pledges smoking ban by year's end

Mainland health authorities aim to roll out a nationwide smoking ban in public places by year's end, setting for the first time a target date to meet its commitment to cut down on indoor tobacco use.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 8, 2014 03:16

[Asia] China's health, family planning organ to build tobacco-free environment

will follow the recent smoking ban from the central authorities and build a non-smoking environment in all government-affiliated institutions, its spokesman said Wednesday. Mao Qun'an, spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, sai
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 8, 2014 03:13

[Asia, China] Over 1 million Chinese die of smoking

Over 1 million Chinese people die of smoking-related diseases every year, and 100,000 people die of diseases caused by passive smoking, the National Health and Family Planning Committee revealed on Tuesday. (cn)
added Jan 8, 2014 02:43

[Asia, China] More smokers worldwide than in 1980: study

For instance, China boasted nearly 100 million more smokers in 2012 than it had three decades ago, even though its smoking rate fell from 30 to 24 percent in that span, said the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (cn)
added Jan 7, 2014 21:20

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Customs seizes $10 million worth of illicit cigarettes (with photos)

In the operation, two cross-boundary vehicles suspected to be conveying illicit cigarettes were seized and five illicit cigarette storage points were smashed. About 3.95 million sticks of illicit cigarettes were seized. The total market value was estimat
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Jan 4, 2014 12:38

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Customs seize smuggled cigarettes worth over HK$10 million

Hong Kong customs seized nearly four million cigarettes, worth over HK$10 million, in a two-week operation aimed at stifling smuggling in the territory, officials said on Saturday. Authorities arrested seven people aged between 23 and 63 in the operatio
South China Morning Post
added Jan 4, 2014 12:35

[China] After decades of ashtray diplomacy, Chinese officials are banned from smoking

government’s attempts to get its citizens to quit have a formidable opponent—the government itself. ... China’s current generation of top leaders, though, are a marked contrast to their predecessors ones: none of the current members of the Central Politbu
added Jan 3, 2014 18:52

[Asia] China unlikely to triple tax on tobacco to reduce number of smoker deaths

Vested interests work against Beijing taking up study finding that higher levy saves lives
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 18:48
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