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Facing Higher Costs From Chronic Diseases, China Proposes Draft Legislation To Ban Tobacco Advertising, Smoking In Public

Wall Street Journal: China Considers Tobacco Advertising Limits, Public-Smoking Ban
“China is considering a ban on tobacco advertising and smoking in public places as the world’s largest nation of smokers faces a mounting and costly toll from treating chronic diseases. Measures under consideration include a ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, according to draft legislation published Monday on the website of the State Council, China’s cabinet…” (Burkitt, 11/24).

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