[video] China’s smoking habit

Author: CNN, Published on: 29 September 2011

The World Lung Foundation discusses new claims that some Chinese schools are sponsored by tobacco companies. [Transcript:] What has emerged…in terms of funding schools is absolutely outrageous. It is completely incompatible with government’s responsibility to look at public health…Children in China start smoking in primary schools…About a quarter of the people only believe that smoking causes heart disease and lung disease…There is a massive task to be done in China of educating the public, getting right laws in place, says Judith MacKay of the World Health Organization. [Refers to BAT, Philip Morris Intl.]

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Related companies: British American Tobacco Philip Morris International