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Некурящий Китай

ПЕКИН - В течение нескольких недель в Пекине будет осуществлен общегородской запрет на курение во всех закрытых общественных помещениях, таких как рестораны и офисы, а также на рекламы табачных изделий на улице, в общественном транспорте и в большинстве средств массовой информации. Если эта инициатива, соглашенная в конце прошлого года муниципальным конгрессом, пройдет успешно, то Китай может наложить аналогичный запрет по всей стране.

Нет сомнений, что значительное снижение курения принесет огромные выгоды для здоровья Китайского населения. Но осуществимо ли это?

В Китае начисляются приблизительно 300 миллионов курильщиков и страна представляет собой одну треть общего мирового потребления сигарет, а также несет обязанность за примерно 2,700 смертей в день связанных с табаком. Затраты на лечение болезней связанных с курением, не говоря уже о последующих потерях в производительности, являются значительными.

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