Some wonderfully brazen pro-smoking propaganda from China's tobacco museums, aka 'patriotic education bases':
In a tobacco museum in Shanghai, a group of teenagers are looking up at a picture of Lu Xun.
In the portrait, the literary great is holding a cigarette and smoke rings rise in front of his gaunt face.
The novelist, who died from lung problems in 1936, is very familiar to teenagers throughout the nation, as his works are among the most anthologized in primary and high school textbooks.
"Tobacco always accompanied Lu Xun during hard days," reads the note at the foot of the picture.
Depictions of many of China's greatest luminaries can be found in the China Tobacco Museum, almost all of them puffing on cigarettes or holding cigarette boxes.
"The great works, theories and leadership of these luminaries often have much to do with tobacco," reads a golden board in the museum.
What I particularly like about this is the focus on intellectuals: Lu Xun is roughly China's equivalent of Orwell. Imagine a musuem with the very dog ends Orwell smoked while writing Homage to Catalonia and a diorama featuring Sartre looming froglike behind a blue cloud of Gauloise smoke.