We needed to get some documents signed by government officials in Wuhan, so the very first thing we needed to do–just to get an answer about which office to approach–was to hand out cigarettes. But it has a long way to go. As a leading risk factor for global disease burden, smoking consumption is of particular interest . Some people even stay there over night! The cookie is set by rlcdn.com. 1 China is considered in an early stage of a tobacco epidemic. When I was in China I got sick a lot because I can’t be around the smell. After being out for dinner with a bunch of old Chinese men yesterday, it reminded me again how much I hate people around me smoking.