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Post time 2012-7-20 18:11:33 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-7-20 14:25
Thanks for your friendly return fire!

I wanna put some light on this statement of yours:

You of all people......
hate the way government (China) interferes with peoples lives.
Yet you want China to follow other western nations (who don't have a clue about Chinese culture).
Trumping the "health band wagon" along the way.
There are many people in the world.....
Smokers are one of them.
Tolerate and respect others

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:14:45 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-7-20 14:28
See how cynical smokers are in commenting on the plight of non-smokers! My mother had similar comm ...

Look at it this way.....
People with bad B.O. (body odor).
They smell bad, but pose no health risk to you.
Tax these people too???????
There are more important things to worry about.

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Everynowhere Post time: 2012-7-20 16:46
Smoking tax is only a good idea if there is a health care system that actually covers lung cancer an ...

I would rather people smoke and remain calm.....
then stress out and start running amok.

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:20:37 |Display all floors
china.pm Post time: 2012-7-20 16:10
Every garden has weeds. For smokers, no doubt that's too bad, while to non-smokers, that couldn't be ...

Some gardens only grow weed

People need to relax.
The world is a stress test we all must endure.
Mental health is at least as important as physical health

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:28:20 |Display all floors
The WHO ( World Health Organization) wants China to impose taxes on tabacco.
The premise is to increase life spans and make China a healthier place.

BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!
This is about freedoms.
I do not need some stranger telling me how to live my life.
Now don't start crying about "second hand smoke".
The whole bad rap about this issue is based on a US study that was mistitled and later retracted.

My father quit smoking the last 2 years of his life (by orders of my mother). He later died being hit by a car, crossing the street. Looking back....
he could of been smoking through all that time, enjoying life.
No one knows how individually we will die.

I hope the govenment does not bow to international pressure.


smoking is one of the strongest addictions

nicotine is in the same group as heroin, cocaine, sex and food

it is very influential on thinking

it hijacks the motivational process

it kills people slowly

the long term effects are horrible

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:37:12 |Display all floors
taxation will generate revenue

and China is vast, so the tax should be lucrative

but if China taxes tobacco, there are many ways to smuggle cheap raw tobacco into China, avoiding tax

there are also many people willing to sell very unhealthy "cheap" tobacco products to addicted Chinese people

the government should promote health. This should be the primary objective.

there are ways of doing this.

China has a natural advantage

It does not have a strict regulatory process for nicotine products

Therefore, less harmful products, such as the electronic cigarette, are easily purchased, cheaply.

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Post time 2012-7-20 18:43:27 |Display all floors
lebeast Post time: 2012-7-20 18:28
smoking is one of the strongest addictions

nicotine is in the same group as heroin, cocaine, sex  ...

So is a "bad marriage"

Tobacco is NOT
heroin
cocaine
or sex
What is alcohol??????
Give me a break

You are more likely to die....
in a car
struck by lightning
eaten by a shark
Then from smoking

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