Some 27 per cent of the population smokes in China, versus the global average of 22 per cent. Photo: EPA

China’s ministry in charge of tobacco control had ties to the tobacco industry. Not anymore

Move to shift responsibility from industry ministry to new agency will free the campaign ‘from the shackles of tobacco industry interests’

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Some 27 per cent of the population smokes in China, versus the global average of 22 per cent. Photo: EPA
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