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Tuesday, June 01, 2021

China's smokin' !


Now that 'Bazooka Joe' Biden is reopening the debate about where the Covid virus came from, perhaps we can wave that pointing finger around a bit more.

So far Covid deaths worldwide (as attributed, and that's a moot) total c. 3.5 million; but tobacco-related deaths in China alone are running at a million annually and set to double that by 2030.

I recall reading years ago that BAT saw great prospects for growth in China, which now has over 300 million smokers. A medical website confirms this:

"Paul Adams, the director responsible for BAT's business in the Asia Pacific region, reported, “China is … by far the largest and most profitable opportunity … " https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2598483/

You may remember that at one point the tobacco companies started targeting women, beginning in Germany with a brand called Kim (thanks, BAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_(cigarette)); currently in China the vast majority of smokers are men but I'll bet Ken Clarke's pals are working on breaking their cultural resistance to female smoking and when they do it'll be trebles all round for execs and shareholders - though China is resisting: https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/28/4/409

Who has brought disaster on whom?


Sackerson said...

JD comments:

"Who has brought disaster on whom?" That was your closing line on the theme of China smokin'.

Here is another 'disaster' if what Dr Lee Merritt says is correct. Among other things she said that Chinese students were permitted by Obama to do research work in biochemical labs in the USA. Previously they had been barred along with students from other non-aligned countries. She speculates on what they could be doing in regard to future vaccines.


It's a 30 minute interview and she is obviously close to the truth because i have seen several YT videos debunking what she had to say about the already available remedies for 'covid' which would put a hole in big pharma's balance sheets.

Sackerson said...

More from JD on impending disasters:

I think it started in 2011 after the Port of Tyne spent £5million dredging the river which allowed a ship from New Orleans to dock with 75,000 tons of coal. My brother was telling me this morning that there are two more due to arrive shortly with more coal from New Orleans. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-14417376

This has been a regular run over the last ten years. We are also importing ash from Turkey and from India and next week a ship is arriving from Russia with fireclay. All of these imports are necessary because of the closure of our own coal mines. Long term planning is not one of this country's skills.

I have been trying to find details of the shipping movements but it is not easy to know what cargoes have been delivered into the Tyne.

Recent news reports have been about the economic boom which will follow the end of lockdown. I don't think so, we no longer produce anything the world wants or needs! In fact we no longer produce what this country needs.

All of the above began when I came back from the supermarket and said there were a lot of empty shelves. Supply chains disrupted? Or the start of food shortages? Who knows?