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Lighting up: The biggest tobacco producer and consumer - China

China is the world's biggest tobacco producer and consumer. It accounts for 40 per cent of worldwide cigarette production and is home to a quarter of the world's smokers. Despite growing public concern, tax revenues from the tobacco industry continue to be a barrier to stricter tobacco control and legislation. We take a look at some smoking statistics from countries around the world and their legislation regarding smoke-free public spaces.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 November, 2013, 3:04pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 November, 2013, 10:44am

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Lighting up: The biggest tobacco producer and consumer - China

China is the world's biggest tobacco producer and consumer. It accounts for 40 per cent of worldwide cigarette production and is home to a quarter of the world's smokers. Despite growing public concern, tax revenues from the tobacco industry continue to be a barrier to stricter tobacco control and legislation. We take a look at some smoking statistics from countries around the world and their legislation regarding smoke-free public spaces.