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China's Cigarette Sales Fall Slightly After Tobacco Tax

Cigarette sales in China fell slightly over the past year after a hike in tobacco taxes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as the country works to suppress a habit with major healthcare costs. The world's largest producer and consumer of cigarettes has stepped up its battle on smoking, despite persistent opposition from the tobacco industry. China has 300 million smokers and 740 million more who are exposed to secondhand smoke, state media...

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