Did You Know Some Elementary Schools In China Are Sponsored By Tobacco Companies?

This is unbelievable but true nevertheless. Some elementary schools in China are sponsored by tobacco companies who take advantage of being the donors of the schools.

Chinese Elementary School Sponsored By Tobacco

In one elementary school, a sign which is seen by the school children everyday on their way in reads ‘Talent comes from hard work, Tobacco helps you become talented’.

After the China earthquake in 2008, tobacco companies helped financially to rebuild schools up and down the country but mainly in the poor districts.

By sponsoring the schools, the tobacco companies have their logos printed on school uniforms amongst other forms of advertisements available at their disposal.

In some schools they even have candy that resembles cigarettes.

The Ministry of Education in China have stated that there will only be intervention when there is proof these sponsorships are causing harm.

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