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Chinese State Council Urges Party Leaders to Change Smoking Habits

Communist Party officials must not smoke in public places or buy cigarettes using public funds, and should encourage their colleagues to quit smoking, a top Chinese government body said in a circular on Sunday evening.   China is the world's largest tobacco consumer. Smoking is deeply entrenched in Chinese social life, particularly for men, and luxury cigarettes are frequently given as gifts.   Beijing pledged in 2008 to ban smoking in most public venues, including...

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