Hawai‘i is one of the most aggressive states when it comes to restricting smoking. Earlier this year, Hawai‘i became the first state to raise the smoking age to 21, and smoking at beaches and other parks has been banned in recent years. But in one growing Asian nation, efforts to cut back on smoking are going the other way. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The World Health Organization is concerned China may be backsliding in its campaign against tobacco use. The country’s latest five-year plan called for a complete ban on smoking in public places.