Stricter rules needed to control smoking

Stricter rules needed to control smoking

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The number of lung cancer patients in China has risen significantly over the past few years and it’s necessary for government to take action to control smoking. China must now take stricter and more effective measures in  an effort to control smoking to reduce lung cancer and deaths.

Smoking caused 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths and about 30 percent of all cancer deaths in developing countries, and only 9 percent of countries have smoke free bars and restaurants plus 65 countries have not even implemented any smoking control policies on a national level. A country as big as China should recognize the importance of implementing ban on smoking.

China must implement programs to create awareness of the harm smoking brings and encourage people to quit. China must also set up organizations to help people quit smoking by establishing departments that offer professional advice to help those who want to quit.

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