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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Sending wishes of lung cancer to your friends

Published January 28, 2009 8:48 AM by Colleen Mullarkey

Chinese health officials are celebrating the New Year with an anti-smoking campaign to end the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts. The campaign from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that giving such gifts is like "sending wishes of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases to your friends."

The country grows one-third of the global crop and manufactures one-third of its cigarettes, making it the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco. The campaign aims to impact some of the estimated 350 million smokers in China by endorsing better health during the Year of the Ox.

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