China just looooooves its smokes.
Convenience stores sell them, grocery stores, supermarkets — and yet STILL you’ll still find dedicated tobacco stores on just about every corner.
Notice how Little Miss Flowers & Fruits squeezes into a tiny nook, while Mr Brand Name Cigarettes sprawls out double-wide. Yep, there’s money in smokes!
Need bridal makeup? Forget that crap! These guys offer SMOKING makeup!
Erenhot even has a Tobacco Hotel.
But every now and then, someone in China decides smoking is bad. And they put up something like this.
Yep, that baby died of smoking. You might, too.
(Punk in the Chupa Chups Jug found in the Xi’an Airport Smoking Lounge.)