Voice of America provides that delegates are particularly concerned about smoking prices in China.

We need to be united and solid in taking a stand against the worldwide onslaught to turn our people into smokers, Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , said in the Marketplace report. But in some emerging economies, governments frequently control tobacco monopolies and rely heavily on cigarette taxes for income. That makes efforts to reduce smoking difficult. For his or her part, many major tobacco companies including British American Tobacco deny targeting or exploiting developing markets specifically, the piece continues .Related StoriesEfficient respiratory analysis solutionSekisui Diagnostics launches fresh OSOM Flu, iFOB and hCG testsTaking measures to prevent, drive back fluOnly last month Chinese mass media reported that the federal government was considering fining press outlets that reported emergencies, such as riots, natural disasters and outbreaks of disease such as for example SARS or bird flu, without authorization. That is of concern because China’s record of transparency in such issues is murky to state the least and the united states has a long background of covering up crisis incidents, and imposing information blackout over what they respect as sensitive problems which reflect in a poor manner on the picture of the ruling party.

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