Chinese Ordered to Smoke More

Why didn’t I hear about this on the national news?

I’m not sure which is worse: China local officials putting quotas on cigarette sales in provinces or that we still do trade with this country who doesn’t even care about its own citizens. The Telegraph reports in “Chinese ordered to smoke more to boost economy”:

Local government officials in China have been ordered to smoke nearly a quarter of a million packs of cigarettes in a move to boost the local economy during the global financial crisis.

That should make you wish for “Thy kingdom come” much more fervently!


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