Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP
Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP

new | Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO

Topic |   Poverty in China
Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP
Some 44 per cent of the world’s cigarettes were smoked in China in 2014, consumed by 315 million people, half of them adult men. Photo: AFP
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