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[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

[China] A Drag on the State / A new order says Chinese cadres should stop smoking in public -- but they knew that already.

China's widely read Legal Daily argued that implementation, not publicity, is the key. "Laws must be enforced," the paper wrote on Dec. 28 of municipal smoking restrictions in the northern Chinese city of Changchun. "Otherwise, there will be orders but n
Foreign Policy Magazine
added Jan 3, 2014 00:56

[China, California] EDITORIAL: Our Voice: Big ban on campus

The Desert Sun encourages all colleges to ban smoking, including the UC and Cal State satellite campuses in Palm Desert and College of the Desert. It is a nasty, deadly and intrusive habit that adds $9.1 billion year to health care costs in California al
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Jan 3, 2014 00:49

[Asia, Hong Kong] EDITORIAL: China must do more to discourage its people from smoking

it can learn from other places that have cut smoking rates drastically, including Hong Kong, by raising tobacco taxes progressively to make the habit ever more expensive, especially for young people before they earn enough to afford to become heavy smoker
South China Morning Post
added Jan 3, 2014 00:47
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