I have read from a yesterday newspaper : Some interested statistical data !!
China, the world's largest producer and consumer, will ban all forms of tobacco promotion by Jan 2011 !!!
the nation lags behind other countires in efforts to control the use of tobacco, and the biggest problem is the lack of national regulations banning smoking in public areas.
Figures from the Ministry of Health show that
China has estimated 350 million smokers
almost 1/3 of the world's 1.1. billion smokers
Cigarette makers spent > 1.6 billion yuan ($212 million) to promote their brands last year
In 2005, the government collected 240 billion yuan ($31.7 billion) in tobacco taxes
from : China Daily, Wed Aug 29, 2007 :pg.1
People here smoke a lot, it is a very common habbit !! every where you go, you can turned to be a smoked ham.