The article in question is titled china and the toll of smoking and was done by the editorial board of the New York Times on the 17th of April 2014. The article is quite informative as to the vast nature of smoking in china. The article also contains startling statistics to that effect. According to the article one million people die in china due to cigar rete related complications. The article further adds that this number could rise to three million people a year if measures are not taken to curb cigarette smoking in china. The article thus urges that graphic warnings are necessary in order to control cigarette consumption in china. This is because the graphic warnings will shed more light to the general population as to the exact effects of cigarette smoking in china.
The audience in this case is primarily the Chinese public as well as the greater world population. The author only uses china as a case study to inform the entire world of the dangers of smoking. The author is very effective as far as passing the message to the audience is concerned. This is because the author does not speculate but rather gives factual statistical figures that tend to back the concept or rather the message of the entire article. “But the Chinese authorities have been slow to acknowledge the health crisis, in part because tobacco production and sales by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration has been contributing 7 percent to 10 percent of total annual central government revenues.”
The opinions expressed by the author in this article are true and by all means very factual. Cigarette smoking is a real world problem not only in china but also on a global perspective. The author rings this fact out in a manner that is very interesting.
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