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It will turn their nether regions from upside-down lowercase i's into the symbol for division, too.


Good thing it wasn't Tommy Chong telling them WHAT to smoke.

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At times China almost seems to go out of its way to try and seem bizarre and schizophrenic.
I agree, however I don't hold the Chinese people to blame.

Let's not forget that China's government and laws are 'technically' still under communist control.
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China cigarette order goes up in smoke

BEIJING (Reuters Life!) – A county government in central China has rescinded an order which was intended to make officials smoke more to help the local economy, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Functionaries in Gongan county in rural Hubei province had been ordered to smoke at least 23,000 packs of cigarettes a year, worth nearly 4 million yuan ($586,700), to cushion government finances, according to regional media reports.

Those who failed to meet smoking targets or were caught smoking brands from other provinces would have been fined, the reports added, citing a government document issued earlier this year.

But the government has now backtracked after an uproar in the local press criticizing the policy as being harmful to health and a waste of public money.

"We decided to remove this edict," said a statement placed on the county government's website (www.gongan.gov.cn), saying it violated regulations about the issuing of notices.

The edict had originally been made to prevent the illegal distribution of cigarettes in the county and "to protect tax revenues and consumers' rights," it added.

China is the world's largest cigarette producer and Chinese are the world's most enthusiastic smokers, with a growing market of about 320 million making it a magnet for multinationals and focus of international health concerns.

China cigarette order goes up in smoke
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Their smoking cigarettes has taken on a new meaning for me. If they offer you a cigarette and you refuse, no matter how politely, then it is an insult. It means you do not like their taste in cigarettes and therefore have nothing in common with them. They feel insulted.

Also dinner here can take forever, they will stop eating during a meal and light a cigarette, then go back to eating. This may happen several times during the meal. At the end of the meal it's lots of rice wine and more cigarettes. Then on to a suitable Karoke bar to sing dance and yes smoke more cigarettes.

Now on to more interesting matters and their habbits with women (time up) oh well save it for the next class

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Also dinner here can take forever, they will stop eating during a meal and light a cigarette, then go back to eating. This may happen several times during the meal. At the end of the meal it's lots of rice wine and more cigarettes.
Eric!....You're scaring us away with all of this cigarette news.

Canada has banned smoking in restaurants and public spaces and offices for quite a while now.


Do some restaurants in the US still allow smoking?
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Don't they know that cigs will stunt their gro...nevermind.
Smaller people eat less food and then there's more to go around.
Hmmmm...maybe Africa should a smoking campaign also. My bad...
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Eric!....You're scaring us away with all of this cigarette news.

Canada has banned smoking in restaurants and public spaces and offices for quite a while now.


Do some restaurants in the US still allow smoking?
I would not know sir as I am not in, nor ever have been in the US, Okay Disney World in Florida but that does not count OK.

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[QUOTE=Derek Lecours;3466972]Smaller people eat less food and then there's more to go around.
Hmmmm...maybe Africa should have a smoking campaign also. My bad

Does it read better now??

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Much better and terrible at the same time.
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Much better and terrible at the same time.
They are on a suicide trip anyway, STD is rife so a few cigarettes is nothing to mention ha. To live in a country like that and see people destroying their life is not easy. It makes me wonder.

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