Monday, May 4, 2009

Smoke . . . or DIE???

So the normal adage goes: stop smoking or keep smoking and risk dying.

But the Chinese have a new twist to that.

To stimulate the local economy, Chinese in Gong'an county have to smoke 230,000 locally produced cigarettes or risk being fined or punished (and we all know punishment in China can't be all that pleasant).

I just can't get my head to wrap around this one!! I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more media attention, or hasn't incurred the wrath of left liberals yet!



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