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China Renews Push to Ban Smoking Starting May 1

World  (tags: China, smoking, ban, health )

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Chinese health authorities are renewing a push to ban smoking in indoor public places, adding more venues like hotels and restaurants as of May 1, though still excluding many workplaces.The guidelines given on the Health Ministry's website are the latest


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Gail Lopez (65)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 3:24 am
Now let's see if they follow through . . .

Angela Dubie (306)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:44 am
China is a communist country, without a constitution, yet Americas laws and policies seen right in line with this unconstitutional war against consumers and they're greed induced habits!
I am on probation for back child support, and they gave me a year in jail for living with chief, before they finally forced us to get married, when we had P.O. Winchester aimed at our heads and Holyfields!
Guilt be association, of being a hippie, armed with a bag of seeds! but America can associate with communist, but that is legal, for the government to associate with gangsters also!
Of course the Chinese government is exempt from the law, just like here in the states!
Smoking was a custom of the culture of the natives here in America long before the English colonization, making this an ethentic cleansing!
My husband, chief was disfellowshipped from the Jehovah's Witnesses, for smoking making smoking a religious issue, REV: 8:5 states " that the smoke is the prayers of the holy ones that assends for ever and ever"
Smokers seen to be the majority in China, but a persecuted minority here in the States, but it is the same legions that are prompting this war, and that is the WHO! WHO are they to dictate world social habits!
The smokers are by far the biggest taxed group in the world, and if those tax dollars are not for representation, that it is just more extortion!
No is forcing us to smoke, it is a freedom that we choose to partake in, in the name of God or not, but the non-smokers, seem to be not-sees and not-says as well! Zero tolerance, is a war against liberty!
Smokers need to boycott the non-smokers establishments, and create their own hangouts: "SMOKING JOES", tent cities, with natural ventalation, where all non-offended people can mingle, without segration!
Smoking is only a dangerions habit because of it's legal additives, it is what makes people addicted and sick!
With all of the money that smokers have paid in taxes there should be golden ashtrays lining our sidewalks!
Smoking is just one of the several dangers in our daily lives, but it is bigotry and supremecy that has singled it out as a scape goat to blame all of the worlds problems and focus on!
Depleted uranium/ second hand stupidity, could be lining a cloud headed your way, and while your there throwing stones at your neighbor, our corporate government is working on faster ways for us to die!

Jill Vickerman (416)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:22 am
Thats going to be a tough one!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:22 am
agreeing wit Jill.

Trequl M (170)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:23 am
Noted with thanks.

Kaye S (45)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:52 am
Curious why it is May 1?

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:37 pm
China is an autocratic government. It can do or not do anything it wants.

M B (62)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:08 pm
1. of may, ha,ha ha,ha!

. (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:12 pm
What a monumental undertaking. I could never see this policy being enforced.

Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:34 pm
This is a good thing if it works...and in China, it might!

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:17 pm
noted, thanks Anna

Laura Thomas (7)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:18 pm
They should ban cars instead. Those pollute more.Thinking of their economic growth soon they'll have a car per family. How many families live in china?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:21 pm
Thanks Anna.

Kay S.

It's May 1, because "May Day" is" International Workers Day"; it's celebrated in many countries, not just China.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 5:31 pm
Sure, leave the realllllly important issues like freeing Tibet and the rights of animals and ban smoking!
How freakin' clever!
I still spit on your regime, China, and nothing on earth will change my growing hatred for it.

Beth M (46)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 5:40 pm
..China is changing in many ways....dont slap her so hard...she mite just pop back into her closet and then we will never be able to help her prisoner /peoples...x

Ann L (15)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 7:37 pm
I say any step forward is good. Here's hoping they stay true to reducing smoking in some public places. I am sure it is brought on by tourism. People here are use to eating in smoke free areas. This might have a good impact on their tourism and encourage them to go further with this.

Dotti L (85)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:23 pm
I didn't know that China had the largest number of smokers. Interesting!!

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:30 pm
One wonders how anyone can afford to smoke. Pure waste of money and always has been. This is from a reformed smoker and we are the hardest on smokers now. I am happy there is social pressure to quit smoking and that may save some lives from horrific deaths. Yes, China needs to give people freedom of speech, and association. Governments love to control the people when the people don't want or need to be controlled. The older I get the more ludicrous this gets to me. No one has the right to tell me what to do in my own home, and when I am outside my home as long as I am not putting anyone in danger and conducting myself morally. China and America are very similar and the longer corporations do business in China the more we are becoming like her.

Mary T (178)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:14 pm
From a place that allows skinning dogs and cats I think that they should be working on stopping this instead of nosing in on people smoking.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 10:24 pm
Yes, tobacco smoking is an annoying, unhealthy, and dangerous habit. It is also outright hypocrisy for governments to try to ban it, when they have been milking the industry for the tax potential for centuries. Prohibition is a total failure, whether the target is alcohol, tobacco, or narcotics and other drugs. We need to ban excessive government, not common substances!

Alicia N (87)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:37 pm
Good luck to China ....

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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 25, 2011, 1:45 am
Good for China! Noted with thanks.

Maria Teresa Suplico (5)
Friday March 25, 2011, 7:34 am
Hope they succeed and would love to see the same in our country. Smoking kills both the smoker and those who inhale the second hand smoke!

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday March 25, 2011, 9:57 am
If they stop smoking,they are capable of stopping cruelty.Contrary to Canada,they have ears to hear.

Clifton Jackson (124)
Friday March 25, 2011, 7:37 pm
Good Idea! :^D

Krasimira B (175)
Sunday March 27, 2011, 9:47 am
Noted with thanks.

Carol C (97)
Sunday March 27, 2011, 2:32 pm
It's a step in the right direction!
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