A vegetable seller lights a cigarette at dusk, in Beijing.  China has 350 million of smokers out of which 1,3 die each year of tobacco related diseases. The tobacco industry is State controlled with its major holding, China National Tobacco Corp., enjoying an annual revenue of $170 billion, (more than Apple). So there are little incentives for the government to curb smoking.

A vegetable seller lights a cigarette at dusk, in Beijing.

China has 350 million of smokers out of which 1,3 die each year of tobacco related diseases. The tobacco industry is State controlled with its major holding, China National Tobacco Corp., enjoying an annual revenue of $170 billion, (more than Apple). So there are little incentives for the government to curb smoking.

 Bank notes on packs of cigarettes at a retailer in Beijing.  The tobacco industry in China is state-owned and contributes annually to close to 10% of the central government revenues. 

Bank notes on packs of cigarettes at a retailer in Beijing.

The tobacco industry in China is state-owned and contributes annually to close to 10% of the central government revenues. 

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 Actors smoking in the toilets during a break on a movie set.   Laws have been created to restrict smoking in public places but they are rarely enforced.

Actors smoking in the toilets during a break on a movie set. 

Laws have been created to restrict smoking in public places but they are rarely enforced.

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 In Guangxi Province a farmer smoking a cigarette through a water pipe.

In Guangxi Province a farmer smoking a cigarette through a water pipe.

 Hon Lik, Chinese inventor of the electronic cigarette.

Hon Lik, Chinese inventor of the electronic cigarette.

 Visitors have thrown cigarettes on a bed where Mao allegedly slept when he was living in Yan'an. 

Visitors have thrown cigarettes on a bed where Mao allegedly slept when he was living in Yan'an. 

 A vegetable seller lights a cigarette at dusk, in Beijing.  China has 350 million of smokers out of which 1,3 die each year of tobacco related diseases. The tobacco industry is State controlled with its major holding, China National Tobacco Corp., enjoying an annual revenue of $170 billion, (more than Apple). So there are little incentives for the government to curb smoking.
 Bank notes on packs of cigarettes at a retailer in Beijing.  The tobacco industry in China is state-owned and contributes annually to close to 10% of the central government revenues. 
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 Actors smoking in the toilets during a break on a movie set.   Laws have been created to restrict smoking in public places but they are rarely enforced.
08092007-0037.jpg
 In Guangxi Province a farmer smoking a cigarette through a water pipe.
 Hon Lik, Chinese inventor of the electronic cigarette.
 Visitors have thrown cigarettes on a bed where Mao allegedly slept when he was living in Yan'an. 

A vegetable seller lights a cigarette at dusk, in Beijing.

China has 350 million of smokers out of which 1,3 die each year of tobacco related diseases. The tobacco industry is State controlled with its major holding, China National Tobacco Corp., enjoying an annual revenue of $170 billion, (more than Apple). So there are little incentives for the government to curb smoking.

Bank notes on packs of cigarettes at a retailer in Beijing.

The tobacco industry in China is state-owned and contributes annually to close to 10% of the central government revenues. 

Actors smoking in the toilets during a break on a movie set. 

Laws have been created to restrict smoking in public places but they are rarely enforced.

In Guangxi Province a farmer smoking a cigarette through a water pipe.

Hon Lik, Chinese inventor of the electronic cigarette.

Visitors have thrown cigarettes on a bed where Mao allegedly slept when he was living in Yan'an. 

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