Wednesday, May 06, 2009

So, explain this to me !!

This short news brief reported by AFP, was carried by a lot of news sites and papers. I read it first on the front page of the Economic Times, under their 'Suddenly Something' column, which is mainly some weird or funny news from around the world.

The whole news was rather weird, but the last line of the report made it even weirder, and left me dazzled at the brilliance of the whole initiative.
More than half of all male doctors in China smoke, but the government is now trying harder to get them to kick the habit in order to set an example for others, state media reported recently.
So here is my question, the point is to stop smoking or to encourage smoking? I am not sure if i should question the judgment of the Chinese government initiative or the the possible brilliance of the reporter who first caught the story. Something is wrong somewhere. No matter which, there is a lot of room for thinking.

News: No butts: China orders officials to smoke

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