Sending wishes of lung cancer to your friends
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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