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Anti-tobacco plan stops short of graphic warnings and tax increases

| December 24, 2012

China is planning to reduce the incidence of smoking in the country from 28.1 per cent, where it stood in 2010, to 25.0 per cent in 2015, according to a Bloomberg News story relayed by the TMA.

The plan, reportedly developed with the involvement of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, was published byChina’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on December 20.

It would ‘comprehensively’ ban tobacco smoking in public places and prohibit tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, but it would not require graphic warnings or tax increases.

Category: Breaking News

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