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Hangzhou’s tobacco regulations in effect for one year; city resident smoking rate, tobacco sales have both fallen

06/01/2011, [Zhejiang Province], 7 media hits — The results of Hangzhou’s tobacco control survey were released yesterday. The smoking rate among city residents is 24.4% – a considerable drop when compared to the provincial average of 27% reported for 2010. According to figures provided by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, tobacco sales between March 2010 and February 2011 were down 27.89% from the same period a year earlier. The most significant drop in sales volume was registered in the CNY 50-100 price range, falling 88%. The largest volume was in the CNY 10-50 price range, but also nosedived 28% during the same period.

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