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Smoking is compulsory

The government of the Chinese province of Hubei has ordered its officials to smoke 230,000 packs of cigarettes, on pain of fines, to raise tax revenues.
Even local schools have been issued with a smoking quota for teachers, while one village was ordered to purchase 400 cartons of cigarettes a year for its officials, according to the local government's website.
Totalitarianism: is there anything it can't do?

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Posted by: ctime Fri May 8 23:13:02 2009

Over here we just brainwash people into becoming apart of this evil money making cycle. Our tools are years of indoctrination, advertising, product placement etc. The Chinese are just upfront about it.

Pretty sure they already have some of the highest male smoking rates anyways (I read the article a few days back, but I think it mentions this)