Smoking is Good For You (But Only in China)
Scary, isn't it?
The Globe and Mail ran an article on this very topic last Saturday which you can read here. Because the Chinese Government controls the tobacco industry inside China, and since the Chinese would have a really hard time getting any information about anything from an outside source, the government is completely within their ability to successfully lie to it's own people about the dangers of smoking. Not only does this ensure a healthy market (no pun intended), but, as my wife pointed out, is a great form of population control for a nation that so sorely needs it.
For more on this bizarre Chinese nonsense, read the Globe and Mail article linked above.