Month: September 2010

Smoke-free scenes in China

Although smoking scenes are still widespread in Chinese films and TV programs, the number of tobacco-free works showed a marked increase from 2008, according to 2009 statistics recently announced by the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control at a press conference…

Say no to tobacco contributions

Representatives from 45 organizations attending a seminar in Beijing on Saturday proposed a nationwide rejection of contributions from tobacco companies that are linked to sponsorship deals, and called for more efforts to control tobacco use. Nearly five years after the…

Tobacco might delay onset of puberty

Early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls, according to new study. Puberty can start as early as age 7 or 8, but most girls start to develop breasts, the first sign of sexual development, between ages…

The price of marriage

BEIJING – Claire Pan said the older the man the more expensive a wedding tends to be. The 30-year-old creative director of Mocha Wedding Planner, a Beijing-based wedding organizer, said anyone marrying a younger woman had to be prepared to…

Easy methods to give up smoking

International polling shows that at least once 7 of 10 smokers attempt to leave off smoking, but only 3 of 10 smokers manage to get over their cacoethes. There are few simple and efficient methods that can help people to…