Wednesday, May 18, 2011


While we’re squabbling over plain packaging for cigarettes, lets consider the problem of smoking in China.

China has banned smoking in indoor public spaces, however, there is no penalty for breaking the ban. In China half of all men smoke. There are 300 million smokers. However, the tobacco monopoly is state-owned, and and as much as a 10th of the country’s tax revenue comes from the industry.

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