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May 04, 2009

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

China's ultimatum: smoke or be fined

OFFICIALS in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media reports.

The Gong'an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff to puff their way through 230,000 packs of Hubei-produced cigarette brands a year, the Global Times said.

Departments that fail to meet their targets will be fined, according to the report.

Posted by joke du jour at May 4, 2009 06:04 PM

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