Authorities in Gng’an county are concerned about the economy and faltering sales of the local cigarette brand, Hubei. The solution was simple. They reportedly ordered government workers to smoke more or face possible fines.
China has 350 million smokers, but the authorities believe that civil servants and teachers could do more — setting a target of 230,000 packs a year. That amounts to 4.5 million cigarettes.
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