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  1. Carnage-DVS

    Carnage-DVS IncGamers Member

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    Smoking is good for you! The Chinese prove everyone wrong!

    Chinese Gov't: Smoking is great for Health - [Health]
    Submitted by scienott on 6/16/2005 12:00:38 AM

    Cigarettes, according to China's tobacco authorities, are an excellent way to prevent ulcers. They also reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, relieve schizophrenia, boost your brain cells, speed up your thinking, improve your reactions and increase your working efficiency.

    Pay no attention to those lung cancer warnings - they're nonsense. You're more likely to get cancer from cooking smoke! Those are the words of wisdom from China's state-owned tobacco monopoly, the world's most successful cigarette-marketing agency. With annual sales of 1.8 trillion cigarettes, the Chinese are responsible for nearly 1/3 of all cigarettes smoked on the whole planet.

    The official website of the tobacco monopoly claims cigarettes are a kind of miracle drug: solving your health problems, helping your lifestyle, strengthening the equality of women, and even eliminating loneliness and depression. “Smoking removes your troubles and worries,†says a 37-year-old female magazine editor, quoted approvingly on the website. “Holding a cigarette is like having a walking stick in your hand, giving you support. “Quitting smoking would bring you misery, shortening your life.†Such statements are widely believed in China.

    2/3 of Chinese men are smokers, and surveys show that approx. 90% believe their habit has little effect on their health, or is good for them. Even in China's medical community, 60% of male doctors are smokers. No wonder Western tobacco companies are drooling over the Chinese market of 360 million smokers.

    This week, a group of Canadian experts went to China in an effort to convince Chinese smokers of more realistic effects of smoking. They distributed anti-smoking posters, visited cancer patients, showed the graphic warnings on Canadian cigarette packs, and lectured on how the anti-smoking campaign has reduced Canada's lung-cancer rate. They face a struggle in China, a country where the tobacco industry provides 60 million jobs and 10% of national tax revenue.

    “In China today, the economy comes first and everything else is secondary, including health care,†Dr. Jean Couture, a Quebec surgeon, said. “You wonder if anyone in the government is conscious of how great the smoking problem is. There's no public education program. The Chinese anti-smoking association is very weak and has almost no money. Within 20 years, China could have the majority of all smoking deaths in the world.†Couture leads anti-smoking campaigns in 4 Chinese provinces, and has been involved with China's smoking problem since 1990.

    As Canadians distributed posters at a hospital, they saw a number of people smoking in the hospital. A hospital shop was openly selling cigarettes. While smoking rates have fallen sharply in Canada in the past two decades, the rate in China is still rising. The number of Chinese smokers is growing by 3 million a year, despite an estimated 1.3 million tobacco-related deaths annually.

    Chinese cigarettes are cheap — as little as 30 cents a pack — and the health warnings are hidden in small print on the sides of the packages. Though cigarette advertising is technically illegal, tobacco companies are allowed to promote their corporate names. Children can easily buy cigarettes at Chinese shops, despite an official ban on sales to those under 18. Money, money, money.

    read it here
    http://www.torrentspy.com/comments.asp?mode=view&id=3188

    YAY!
     
  2. Beowulf

    Beowulf IncGamers Member

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    Umm ya walking in front of a moving car is great for your health it straightens up your back and takes the kinks out of your neck.
     
  3. Gix

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    How much money does the Chinese government make in taxes from cigarettes, etc? I smell PROPAGANDA!

    -Gix
     
  4. Ãœdorim

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    10 chars..
     
  5. Johnny

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    Thats what you get for building that propaganda center next to the barracks.
     
  6. Gix

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    Damn communism. They won't even let us wear matching clothes.

    -Gix
     
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    Frankly I don't care what the chinese governmetn tells it's people. Everything the chinese government does is the anti-thema of the american ideal. my only hope is the whole lot is turned in against itself and the chinese people finally allowed to see the light.

    Perhaps the growth of capitalism will help.

    or maybe the chinese are just hoping to reduce their social security costs. we should encourage smoking over here too. really smokers are great for the health of the government. less SS, more taxes. I don't like the idea of lying to the populace, but maybe allowing smoking in more places and stopping the flow of money into these really annoying anti-smoking lobbyists hands would help a little. everyone on this side of the ocean knows it's bad and we're sick of hearing about it. why don't we let the smokers be?
     
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    *looks at his pack of marlboro red and thinks gees he is killing himself*
    *goes out and buys a pack of chineses cigarettes now he thinks he is doing something good for his life*

    hmmm nicotine hmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  9. nrabbit

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    hooray hooray its a holi holiday!:jig:
    i just knew it!
    now my theory that smoking cigs is good for your healt is prooved!:clap:
    :lol:
    two beers for all chinese people from me!
     
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    wow that's a lot of beers.... /lame

    Or maybe you mean two beers for them all, and let them split it?
     
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    two beers for all of them will be nasty.
    okay one beer for everyone but they are paying:evil:
     
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    Well, as long as they dont bring in their Chinese Cigarette-Is-Good-For-You Propaganda over here, then I'm fine with it.
     
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    It's been said, but bears repeating. As long as I smoke Chinese cigarettes, I'm ok.

    Damn.

    See you in oncology.
     
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    this, of course, proves that the chinese methodology of creating cigarettes is infinitely superior to the damn cowboys' processes. yup.
     
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    Who measures their sales in cigarettes?
     
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    Prisoners? That roll of toilet paper is gonna cost you a 1/2 pack.
     
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    I think the Chinese Government is just trying to reduce their population.
     
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    Ha, just watch, in couple generations, evolution would kick in, and bam, Chinese would become immune to bad effects of ciggeratiaes.
     
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    It's disgusting that a government can be so negligent when it come to the health of it's people just for money.

    KnightFall
     

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