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China: smoke quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes or pay a fine ???
May 5, 2009, 10:50 am
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NEWS.CO.AU : OFFICIALS in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media reports.

The Gong’an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff to puff their way through 230,000 packs of Hubei-produced cigarette brands a year, the Global Times said.
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Departments that fail to meet their targets will be fined, according to the report.
 
“The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax,” said Chen Nianzu, a member of the Gong’an cigarette market supervision team, according to the paper.

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I would pay the fine.

Comment by Marko

Thats a job with benefits !

Comment by LEAH KLEIM




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