China censors films and TV series with & # 39; too much & # 39; smoking scenes to keep young people away from cigarettes
- Beijing has instructed its censors to increase screening for photo smoking
- Scenes with cigarettes that are not considered relevant to the plot will be cut
- Productions with the & # 39; extended & # 39; promotion are excluded from awards
- The investigation was started to prevent the country's youth from smoking
China has vowed to overlay movies and TV series with & # 39; too much & # 39; Restricting smoking scenes in an attempt to keep young people away from cigarettes.
The country's central government has instructed its entertainment censors to step up its screening efforts for productions that show that their characters are blowing away.
Smoking scenes that are considered irrelevant to the plot or the characters will be cut.
The Chinese government has instructed its entertainment censors to step up their efforts in showing films and TV series in which their characters smoke too often. Above, Carrie Bradshaw, one of the protagonists in the hit show of HBO Sex and the City, is blowing away
Movies and TV shows with the & # 39; extended & # 39; are excluded from awards.
The directive was issued jointly by eight government bodies at the end of last month, including the National Health Commission, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and the National Radio and Television Administration.
According to China, there are more than 300 million smokers in China, almost a third of the total in the world WTO.
Every year around one million Chinese die from tobacco-related illnesses.
Every year, around one million people die from tobacco-related diseases in China, which has a total of more than 300 million smokers. A man is seen smoking above in Beijing
Statistics from 2010 showed that almost a third of the population smoked.
Cities across the country have introduced smoking bans, but they have largely failed to curtail the habit of their citizens.
Beijing passed the law in 2015 to prohibit its residents from smoking indoors in public institutions.
The regulation reduced the number of people who smoked in the capital by 1.1 percent, according to a China News report last year.
The low legal awareness and self-discipline of people and the weak enforcement by companies are supposed to be some of the reasons for the ban's failure.
More cities, including Hangzhou and Shenzhen, have rolled out their anti-smoking rules this year.
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