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Breaking news: Smoking is bad for reporters

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flash, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    But just the Chinese ones.


    BEIJING (Reuters) - Just about all Chinese reporters are in poor health because of heavy smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, state media said on Friday.

    "About 97.5 percent of Chinese media workers are in sub-optimal health, meaning that their general physical condition is poor even though they have no specific disease," Xinhua news agency said, citing a survey by the Chinese Medical Doctors' Association.

    The survey covered 23,640 health checkups.

    "It found that many media workers were showing the effects of their sedentary lifestyle, which included irregular sleep and meal schedules and heavy smoking," Xinhua said.

    "Sub-optimal health was defined as poor health with no specific diagnosis and it is marked by physical weakness, low vitality and a poor immune system," it said.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Shocking stuff.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    The problem with Chinese cigarettes is that an hour after you smoke...
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    You want some moo goo gai pan?
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    ... she left and you're sitting by yourself.
  6. Goldeaston

    Goldeaston Guest

    That's funny. I thought Chinese reporters were in poor health because of all the beatdowns from trying to cover the governement. Who knew it was smoking.
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I didn't know reporters led sedentary lifestyles.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How quickly you forget.

  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't have anything to do with this, would it?

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    You're right ... sports writers have it so cushy with all those free passes to games and talking to celebrities!
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    They're doing that to keep the cigarette smoke in, not the pollution out.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Welcome to Beijing, where the smokestacks come in regular, ultra and menthol!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
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