Smoking

China & Smoking: Higher Taxes on the Way?

China & Smoking: Higher Taxes on the Way?

Smoking is an emormous global issue, not just among expats. As I discussed before, China’s smoking rate is astonishingly high with over 50% of men smoking. The (surprisingly?) excellent national daily newspaper Global Times this week has a good, comprehensive review […]

Why Do So Many Chinese Men Smoke?

Why Do So Many Chinese Men Smoke?

I find it fascinating that over 50% of men in China are smokers, while only about 5% of women are. Why such a huge discrepancy? These are massive questions for China’s public health teams: why do so many Chinese men […]

Smoking: Even Three A Day Is Too Much

Smoking: Even Three A Day Is Too Much

Smoking is obviously bad for your health, for many reasons. Everyone knows that, including smokers. It’s extremely difficult to give up this addiction, but it’s good to keep reinforcing just how unhealthy it is, and to keep up with the […]