Margaret Chan said there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking. Photo: AFP

Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

Tough anti-tobacco measures needed to ensure healthy workforce, says head of the WHO

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Margaret Chan said there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking. Photo: AFP
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