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Tobacco control target needed

By Hu An'gang and Hu Linlin | China Daily | Updated: 2010-10-14 07:57

Smoking is one of the biggest threats to people's health and causes large direct and indirect economic losses

Guaranteeing the country's 1.3 billion people public security and extending them a longer, healthier and happier life has always served as a primary target in the Chinese government's campaign to build a moderately well-off society.

However, smoking is one of the most fatal threats to the health of Chinese people. China has the world's largest smoking population and statistics show that the number of people who die of tobacco-related diseases is more than that of any other individual country. Currently, there are 300 to 350 million smokers in China, 30 percent of the world's total smoking population.

Tobacco control target needed

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