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Chinese Gov't: Smoking is great for Health

rathmarathma Member UncommonPosts: 3,786

"Cigarettes, according to China's tobacco authorities, are an excellent way to prevent ulcers. They also reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, relieve schizophrenia, boost your brain cells, speed up your thinking, improve your reactions and increase your working efficiency.

Pay no attention to those lung cancer warnings - they're nonsense. You're more likely to get cancer from cooking smoke! Those are the words of wisdom from China's state-owned tobacco monopoly, the world's most successful cigarette-marketing agency. With annual sales of 1.8 trillion cigarettes, the Chinese are responsible for nearly 1/3 of all cigarettes smoked on the whole planet.

The official website of the tobacco monopoly claims cigarettes are a kind of miracle drug: solving your health problems, helping your lifestyle, strengthening the equality of women, and even eliminating loneliness and depression. “Smoking removes your troubles and worries,” says a 37-year-old female magazine editor, quoted approvingly on the website. “Holding a cigarette is like having a walking stick in your hand, giving you support. “Quitting smoking would bring you misery, shortening your life.” Such statements are widely believed in China.

2/3 of Chinese men are smokers, and surveys show that approx. 90% believe their habit has little effect on their health, or is good for them. Even in China's medical community, 60% of male doctors are smokers. No wonder Western tobacco companies are drooling over the Chinese market of 360 million smokers.

This week, a group of Canadian experts went to China in an effort to convince Chinese smokers of more realistic effects of smoking. They distributed anti-smoking posters, visited cancer patients, showed the graphic warnings on Canadian cigarette packs, and lectured on how the anti-smoking campaign has reduced Canada's lung-cancer rate. They face a struggle in China, a country where the tobacco industry provides 60 million jobs and 10% of national tax revenue.

“In China today, the economy comes first and everything else is secondary, including health care,” Dr. Jean Couture, a Quebec surgeon, said. “You wonder if anyone in the government is conscious of how great the smoking problem is. There's no public education program. The Chinese anti-smoking association is very weak and has almost no money. Within 20 years, China could have the majority of all smoking deaths in the world.” Couture leads anti-smoking campaigns in 4 Chinese provinces, and has been involved with China's smoking problem since 1990.

As Canadians distributed posters at a hospital, they saw a number of people smoking in the hospital. A hospital shop was openly selling cigarettes. While smoking rates have fallen sharply in Canada in the past two decades, the rate in China is still rising. The number of Chinese smokers is growing by 3 million a year, despite an estimated 1.3 million tobacco-related deaths annually.

Chinese cigarettes are cheap — as little as 30 cents a pack — and the health warnings are hidden in small print on the sides of the packages. Though cigarette advertising is technically illegal, tobacco companies are allowed to promote their corporate names. Children can easily buy cigarettes at Chinese shops, despite an official ban on sales to those under 18. Money, money, money." - Globe and Mail


What a brilliant idea of decreasing China's population.

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  • metalfoxusmetalfoxus Member Posts: 805
    lets hope they all don't die of lung cancer, i need someone to make my shoes.
  • AldaronAldaron Member Posts: 1,048
    I wouldn't consider this shocking. We practically do the same thing with different products, or different actions.

    "Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal."

  • Veiled_lightVeiled_light Member UncommonPosts: 800

    Great their country will help more to global warming lol!

    Want George bush to die too

  • VercadesVercades Member Posts: 1,065

    Now if they would just stop killing babies and let parents have more then one child..

  • AldaronAldaron Member Posts: 1,048



    Originally posted by Vercades

    Now if they would just stop killing babies and let parents have more then one child..




    If you're talking about the Law that supported abortions by removing certain govenmental benefits of families that conceived and bore babies that passed the 1st child born.

    That I believe was in fact repealed in 2001.

    "Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal."

  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    I honestly don't see the need for such an uprising against smoking -- I mean, if you would just look at how much money is being spent in anti-smoking campaigns, it's just insane!

    and besides, do you think smokers are going to QUIT? and those who were going to start NOT start? I mean, c'mon guys, let's be realistic now. All these organizations are throwing around money to try and prevent smoking, for what!? A few people die of cancer, big deal! People die of a LOT more things than cancer that need our attention and money besides smoking.

  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    I honestly don't see the need for such an uprising against smoking -- I mean, if you would just look at how much money is being spent in anti-smoking campaigns, it's just insane!

    and besides, do you think smokers are going to QUIT? and those who were going to start NOT start? I mean, c'mon guys, let's be realistic now. All these organizations are throwing around money to try and prevent smoking, for what!? A few people die of cancer, big deal! People die of a LOT more things than cancer that need our attention and money besides smoking.

  • DinionDinion Member Posts: 879

    I guess its just another way to try to fix china's overpopulation problem. Killing people with cigs.

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  • VercadesVercades Member Posts: 1,065



    Originally posted by Aldaron



    Originally posted by Vercades

    Now if they would just stop killing babies and let parents have more then one child..



    If you're talking about the Law that supported abortions by removing certain govenmental benefits of families that conceived and bore babies that passed the 1st child born.

    That I believe was in fact repealed in 2001.




    I guess that's good news.  I been awhile since I checked up on China's politics.
  • RazorbackRazorback Member Posts: 5,253



    Originally posted by Dinion

    I guess its just another way to try to fix china's overpopulation problem. Killing people with cigs.



    id say

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  • dsorrentdsorrent Member CommonPosts: 1,627

    Hey Rathma, do you have a link to this article? I want to send it to some people.. lol

  • CaptainQCaptainQ Member Posts: 21

    ... I honestly don't know what I should say... I guess there is just too little one can do in this world. Oh well it could be worse the government could be saying arsenic is great ones health hehe.

  • rathmarathma Member UncommonPosts: 3,786


    Originally posted by dsorrent
    Hey Rathma, do you have a link to this article? I want to send it to some people.. lol

    here

    The actual source is from Globe and Mail but they're corporate fools, they make you sign up to read it.

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  • Zerocool032Zerocool032 Member Posts: 729



    Originally posted by metalfoxus
    lets hope they all don't die of lung cancer, i need someone to make my shoes.


    lmfao

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  • FilipinoFuryFilipinoFury Member Posts: 1,056

    Like I posted in a rant about smoking a couple days back. You would think they would realize that smoking is bad from them. They have way to many people jammned into that country anyways.

    On Time? On Target? Never Quit?

  • Hello can I buy some pot?

  • gargantroogargantroo Member Posts: 1,477


    Originally posted by enemymind
    Hello can I buy some pot?
    Shwag or dro? I just found my little sister's nanny growing 3 plants chest-high at the side of our house.


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  • PhrequencyPhrequency Member Posts: 314

    ok, all i read in this whole post is about 3 paragraphs(to where you said they claim its a miracle drug)

    they created pot and cocaine and most of the illegal substances on this planet and they claim they are miracle drugs.

    their population is booming on the planet, hell they only let each family have one boy (still i think)

    they are simply trying to slowly kill their population. think about it.

    edit: i just wondered... if you shoot every person who has put something in their mouth to smoke, marijuana, cigarettes, cigars, etc. thats like 2/3s of the world

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  • ikraikra Member Posts: 339

    and that my friend is the sad truth of communism

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  • metalfoxusmetalfoxus Member Posts: 805



    Originally posted by enemymind

    Hello can I buy some pot?



    You make me wanna commit hate crimes.
  • PhrequencyPhrequency Member Posts: 314


    Originally posted by gargantroo
    Originally posted by enemymind
    Hello can I buy some pot?
    Shwag or dro? I just found my little sister's nanny growing 3 plants chest-high at the side of our house.

    i say you package that stuff and sell it

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  • FLCLsagaFLCLsaga Member Posts: 1
    That's pretty funny..image

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  • j-monsterj-monster Member Posts: 1,060



    Originally posted by metalfoxus
    lets hope they all don't die of lung cancer, i need someone to make my shoes.



    BAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA....

     

    oohhh my god.

    you rule.

  • combatpoocombatpoo Member Posts: 13

    u raciest bastards go to hell

  • j-monsterj-monster Member Posts: 1,060



    Originally posted by combatpoo

    u raciest bastards go to hell



    sex.
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