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cigarette tax will boost the local economy.
May 4, 2009
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China's ultimatum: smoke or be fined

May 04, 2009

OFFICIALS in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media reports.

The Gong'an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff to puff their way through 230,000 packs of Hubei-produced cigarette brands a year, the Global Times said.

Departments that fail to meet their targets will be fined, according to the report.

"The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax," said Chen Nianzu, a member of the Gong'an cigarette market supervision team, according to the paper.

The measure could also be a ploy to aid local cigarette brands such as Huanghelou, which are under severe pressure from competitors in neighbouring Hunan province, according to the paper.

China has 350 million smokers, of whom a million die of smoking-related diseases every year.

More than half of all male doctors in China smoke, but the Government is now trying harder to get them to kick the habit in order to set an example for others, state media reported recently.

May 4, 2009
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Now thats proactive behaviour

May 4, 2009
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"chiselray" wrote: Now thats proactive behaviour

Laugh

May 4, 2009
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Does anyone else think its odd that generally the Asian diets are thought to be more healthy, but they all smoke like a chimney?

May 5, 2009
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I find it odd that I never got one ounce of support for my smoking, from the gov'ment or any other entity.

War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.

Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.

War = Life

May 5, 2009
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😆 😆 😆 😆

Sucks to live in China.

"George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd."

May 5, 2009
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China´s goverment is even more nuts than the US Laugh

Truth doesn´t control you, you control it...

May 5, 2009
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"greeney2" wrote: Does anyone else think its odd that generally the Asian diets are thought to be more healthy, but they all smoke like a chimney?

Yet they still live longer than us.

It’s odd isn't it, the old boy in the corner of the pub who has been sitting there for the last fifty years, drinks twenty pints a day, red as a beetroot, and smokes a packet of fags a day lives longer than the fit and healthy bloke who runs marathons. 😕

It’s always the way.

Read between the lies

May 5, 2009
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The US is the most obsessed country in the world and probably the most unhealthy one...
So even if the chinesee smokes like chimneys...
The US people are dojng worse...
Maybe americans should stop eating so much fat like bacon and the chinesee should stop being such assholes.
And for the love of myself, the swedish people should stop being such weaklings. 👿

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May 5, 2009
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Yank backon is nasty shit.

how do you take something so good and make it so crap? 😕

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