The implementation of an anti-tobacco law in 2015 is credited with a slight drop in Beijing’s adult smoking population to 22.3 per cent. Photo: AFP
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SCMP Editorial

Beijing needs to kick habit of relying on tobacco cash

  • Despite one million deaths on the mainland being attributed to smoking-related illnesses, the state-owned cigarette giant that fills government coffers still wants to increase sales

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The implementation of an anti-tobacco law in 2015 is credited with a slight drop in Beijing’s adult smoking population to 22.3 per cent. Photo: AFP
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