Secondhand Smoke In China Puts Childr...

Secondhand Smoke In China Puts Children At Risk

There are 15 comments on the MediLexicon story from Oct 12, 2011, titled Secondhand Smoke In China Puts Children At Risk. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

The more Chinese children are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, the more they have symptoms like coughing at night, sneezing, phlegm without a cold, sneezing with itchy-watery eyes and impaired lung-function growth.

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“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#1 Oct 12, 2011
Yea, I know.

In the west we have known this for ages.

In China they have realized that only recently.

They have banned all smoking in public indoor places a year ago, but it is widely ignored, just like it was in the west.

Give it time, they will come around restaurants will show people the door who light up and wives will be telling their husbands to smoke outside in blizzards, just like we do in the west.
boondock saint

Beaver, OH

#2 Oct 12, 2011
I just want to know how rayh feel's about this, he put China on a white horse because they could smoke in public places and the west banned it ?
USA owes you 14 trillion

Seattle, WA

#3 Oct 12, 2011
Yes a nasty habit China needs to improve on

most Chinese out here where I live do not smoke...

time to enforce the bylaws and make some money from it too
USA owes you 14 trillion

Seattle, WA

#4 Oct 12, 2011
boondock saint wrote:
I just want to know how rayh feel's about this, he put China on a white horse because they could smoke in public places and the west banned it ?
ummm I remember he was trying to show you, he had more freedom to smoke in China, while you did not in the USA (home of the free and brave)...

so then I take it you are in agreement... that China needs to place "MORE CONTROLS" on its people in a situation like this?

.
.

time to exit stage left....

and move on
so sad

Alblasserdam, Netherlands

#5 Oct 12, 2011
China killing its own children...its own future...the dimwitted dragon....sigh....
USA owes you 14 trillion

Seattle, WA

#6 Oct 12, 2011
Sex And Drug Tourism In Amsterdam

Demand

Sources of demands for sex tourism in Amsterdam are both international and domestic. They are usually the leisure or business travelers. This illustrates that sex tourism is usually not the main purpose of a travel. It is a subset of leisure or business travel.

Travelers in Amsterdam are mainly the British and Dutch. They are the two largest tourism markets that make up a good third of all hotel bed nights in the city.(Appendix, Fig.1) The Americans market is of great importance to the sex tourism too. Even though the number of Americans visiting Amsterdam has dropped due to the economic crisis in United State, they constituted 11% of the total visitors in the city. The decreasing international arrivals have been compensated by the optimistic growth in domestic arrivals. This could probably be attributed to the local’s rising interest in short-stay hotel trips in the Netherlands. Furthermore, there is emergence of the new tourist markets and that includes the Asians and the Chinese from China. The number of arrivals from Asia and China increased significantly as compared to the previous year (Appendix, Fig.2).

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#7 Oct 12, 2011
boondock saint wrote:
I just want to know how rayh feel's about this, he put China on a white horse because they could smoke in public places and the west banned it ?
You believed that it puts China on a white horse because freedom is always a good thing, but it not necessarily so.
boondock saint

Marion, OH

#8 Oct 12, 2011
Zsari wrote:
<quoted text>
You believed that it puts China on a white horse because freedom is always a good thing, but it not necessarily so.
OK ?
USA owes you 14 trillion

Seattle, WA

#9 Oct 12, 2011
boondock saint wrote:
I just want to know how rayh feel's about this, he put China on a white horse because they could smoke in public places and the west banned it ?

.
.
.

ummm I remember he was trying to show you, he had more freedom to smoke in China, while you did not in the USA (home of the free and brave)...

so then I take it you are in agreement...

that China needs to place "MORE CONTROLS" on its people in a situation like this?

.
.

time to exit stage left....

and move on
joe krpumpinski

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Oct 12, 2011
I'm the new sherrif in town. I wear depends and take meds.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#11 Oct 12, 2011
1942:- Brown and Williamson claims that Kools keep the head clear and give extra protection against colds. Lucky Strike, Chesterfield, and Camels all promote the health benefits of their cigarettes, including the prominent display of physicians. This practice continues into the 1950s, when it is abandoned in favor of silence on health issues.
1950:- Most popular brands: Camel, Lucky Strike, Chesterfield, Commander and Old Gold.
1952:- Kent introduces the 'Micronite' filter, which Lorillard claims "offers the greatest health protection in cigarette history." It turns out to be made of asbestos. Kent discontinues use of the Micronite filter four years later.
1954:- RJ Reynolds:- introduces:- Winston:- filter cigarettes, but promotes the taste benefit, not health. Winston dominates the US market for the next 15 years.
1954:- Marlboro advertising taken over by the Chicago ad agency Leo Burnett. "Delivers the Goods on Flavor" ran the new slogan in newspaper ads. Design of the campaign, which features 'Marlboro Men,' is credited to John Landry of Philip Morris. Prior to initiating this campaign, Marlboro had <1% of the US market.
1963:- Marlboro:- dispenses with tattooed sailors and athletes as the Marlboro Man and settles on the exclusive use of cowboys. For several years, Philip Morris research had shown that sales increased whenever they cowboys appeared in their campaigns.
1964:- Marlboro Country ad campaign is launched. "Come to where the flavor is. Come to Marlboro Country." Marlboro sales begin growing at 10% a year.
1968:- Philip Morris introduces Virginia Slims with the slogan, "You've come a long way, baby." Five yeas later, Billy Jean King, wearing Virginia Slims colors, defeats Bobby Riggs in the televised 'Battle of the Sexes.' Virginia Slims continues to promote tennis matches to this day.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#12 Oct 12, 2011
1970:- Most popular brands: Winston, Pall Mall, Marlboro, Salem and Kool.
1971:- TV cigarette advertising banned. The ban was scheduled to begin on January 1, but was delayed for one day to allow a final glut of Super Bowl ads. Fairness Doctrine anti-smoking ads also disappear. Cigarette sales begin rebounding from their four year decline. RJ Reynolds' top-selling Winston brand, which had been challenged by Philip Morris' Marlboro for most of the 60s, is particularly hard-hit. While the Marlboro cowboy translates into print advertising beautifully, Winston's only identifier was the jingle, "Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should." Winston focuses on promoting car racing, but steadily loses market share to Marlboro.
1972:- Marlboro becomes the best-selling cigarette in the world. It remains so today by a wide margin.
1980:- Most popular brands: Marlboro, Winston, Kool, Salem, and Pall Mall.
1987:- Joe Camel's USA Debut. A North Carolina advertising agency uses Joe Camel to celebrate "Old Joe's" 75th anniversary. Four years later, the Journal of the American Medical Association publishes two reports on Joe Camel and kids. One study finds that 91% of 6 year olds recognize Joe Camel, similar to the percent who recognize Mickey Mouse. The other study finds that since the inception of the Joe Camel campaign in 1987, Camel's share of the under-18 (illegal) market has risen from 0.5% to 32.8%, worth >$400 million per year.
1988:- After a 15 year decline, the incidence of teenage smoking increases.
1989:- During the 93-minute broadcast of the Marlboro Grand Prix, the Marlboro name appeared on the television screen 5,933 times for a total of 46 minutes. Sponsorship of televised sporting events becomes the principal means by which cigarette companies subvert the 1971 ban on TV advertising.
1990:- Most popular brands: Marlboro, Winston, Salem, Kool and Newport. However, Marlboro actually outsells Winston by a 3 to 1 margin.
1990:- The US realizes a $4.2 billion trade surplus from tobacco products. Despite 2.5 million deaths worldwide due to smoking, Vice President Quayle remarks, "We ought to think about opening up markets."
1992:- Dying of lung cancer,'Marlboro Man' Wayne McLaren appears at Philip Morris' annual shareholders meeting in Richmond, Virginia, and asks the company to voluntarily limit its advertising. Chairman Michael Miles responds, "We're certainly sorry to hear about your medical problem. Without knowing your medical history, I don't think I can comment any further." The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer three months later.
1993:- Cigarette promotional expenditures reach $6.03 billion, an increase of 15.4 percent over 1992.
1995:- Marlboro cowboy, David McLean, dies of lung cancer at 73.
1997:- In response to pressure by the Federal Trade Commission, RJ Reynolds abandons the 'Joe Camel' ad campaign.
1998:- Camel, Winston and Kool introduce youth-oriented ads, many of which mock the anti-smoking movement.
1999:- About 10 million Americans smoke cigars.
1999:- Britain's royal family orders the removal of its seal of approval from Gallaher's Benson and Hedges cigarettes

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#13 Oct 12, 2011
1999:- Philip Morris acknowledges scientific consensus on smoking. "There is an overwhelming medical and scientific consensus that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious diseases in smokers".
2002:- CDC estimates smoking health and productivity costs reach $150 billion a year, according to a new study published in this week's WMMR. CDC estimated the total cost of smoking at $3,391 a year for every smoker, and even itemized the per-pack health/productivity costs at $7.18/pack. Further, it estimated the smoking-related medical costs at $3.45 per pack, and job productivity lost because of premature death from smoking at $3.73 per pack.

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Moral of the story, it took us decades to get to where we are today, why do we demand instant change of China?

China has only recently made it illegal to smoke in public venues. But with most adult males smoking, it is widely ignored and will take a lot of time and effort to change tradition, just like it did in the USA.

This is another in a long series of China bashing stories that ignores our past and our duplicities.
old china

Chengdu, China

#14 Oct 12, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
Yea, I know.
In the west we have known this for ages.
In China they have realized that only recently.
They have banned all smoking in public indoor places a year ago, but it is widely ignored, just like it was in the west.
Give it time, they will come around restaurants will show people the door who light up and wives will be telling their husbands to smoke outside in blizzards, just like we do in the west.
The quoted symptoms are far more likely to be as the result of coal fired power stations than from cigarette smoke.

In our apartment visitors do not need to be reminded about smoking and always ask to use a balcony before lighting up.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#15 Oct 13, 2011
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
The quoted symptoms are far more likely to be as the result of coal fired power stations than from cigarette smoke.
In our apartment visitors do not need to be reminded about smoking and always ask to use a balcony before lighting up.
Depends on where a person lives, and think of it this way, while coal smoke is undoubtedly a health risk, why square that with cigarette smoke?

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