Tuesday, January 17, 2012

China's Cigarette Threat

According to a BBC News report, two landmark studies involving 1.25 million Chinese people show that China has the largest number of smoking-related deaths in the world. Because of a sharp increase in cigarette sales in the last 30 years, approximately 2,000 people daily are currently dying from smoking in China. By 2050, the researchers expect this number could rise to 8,000 a day - some three million people a year.

What's China doing to combat this preventable epidemic? The tobacco market is dominated by the China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC), which is a government monopoly.

China Anti Smoking Campaign from Elisa de Lima on Vimeo.

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