A History of Tobacco in China

Updated: 2014-01-13 11:23


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China's current generation of top leaders are a marked contrast to their predecessors: none of the current members of the Central Politburo Standing Committee, the all-powerful seven-man group that runs the country, are smokers. President Xi Jinping's wife is a vocal anti-smoking campaigner.

A History of Tobacco in China

Peng Liyuan (L), China's anti-smoking ambassador, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, attend an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 25th World No-Tobacco Day, in Beijing, May 29, 2012. Some Chinese officials also attended the event. World No-Tobacco Day falls on May 31 every year. [Photo by Lou Linwei/Asianewsphoto]