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kuahara t1_iyhffq7 wrote

But maybe we should do another study. So we really, really sure.


Mellevalaconcha t1_iykxclt wrote

Quick, put more "smoking is bad" labels on the packages, that'll do it


Wagamaga OP t1_iyhae6i wrote

Tobacco smoking is projected to cause one billion deaths worldwide this century, mainly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) such as China. Two thirds of adult men in China smoke; the study, led by researchers from Oxford Population Health, UK, Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shows that around half of those who start smoking cigarettes as young men (before the age of 18) will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless they give up permanently. Smoking also increases the risks of developing a wide range of conditions that do not generally cause deaths, such as asthma, peptic ulcer, cataract, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases.

The adverse effects of smoking have been known for many years, but very few studies, even those in high-income Western countries, have systematically assessed the impact of smoking on an extensive range of diseases within the same population. The researchers used data from the China Kadoorie Biobank to comprehensively assess the health effects of tobacco smoking on death and hospitalisation from a range of diseases and to examine the benefit of smoking cessation.


Longjumping_Plum_964 t1_iyi6ffm wrote

If Xi really wants to protect the Chinese people from health risk, he would put as much energy and resources into stop smoking as he does to stop the spread of covid.


SkullysBones t1_iyj7sig wrote

The tobacco companies are all majority owned by the state. They sell something like a trillion cigs internally in China every year. Probably a difficult source of revenue to let go of.


shape_shifty t1_iyjj75r wrote

It's money coming from its own population so for a very economically centralized economy such as China it isn't a question of profits. It's more about social acceptance and the cost price of enforcing control if cigarettes were banned. In a very narrow vision of profit maximising, it would be banned because it would reduce the cost of healthcare for a rapidly aging population.


Friki1 t1_iyhhdxj wrote

Don't we already know smoking is bad for you?


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Im_Talking t1_iyj9y6c wrote

Just shows you that the laws have nothing, zilch, nada, zero to do with public safety.


elgin4 t1_iyl30sr wrote

good thing i don't live in china [lights 2 cigarettes at once]


Decent_Warning_201 t1_iyhl5cx wrote

Tobacco industry cares about these numbers so they can fine tune the ingredients based on death rates. Third world countries get the cigarettes with the highest amount of ammonia


therealdannyking t1_iyiv1bq wrote

Can you back up your assertions with a source?


Decent_Warning_201 t1_iyln2su wrote

Just buy a Marlboro in a third world country and one in a first world country, you’ll get a headache before finishing your first cigarette from the third world country