The estimated number of smokers in China, where more than 1m people die every year of smoking-related illnesses. While smoking bans exist in the country, they have been poorly enforced, which consumes a third of the world’s cigarettes. Beijing introduced a new law banning smoking in public places on 1 June, with the government hoping that imposing fines, reduced advertising and public shaming will help to reduce the habit.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures during a press
conference on 30 May in Zurich after being reelected during the FIFA Congress. Blatter said he was “shocked” at the way the US judiciary has targeted football’s world body and slammed what he called a
“hate” campaign by Europe’s football leaders. “Why would I step down? That would mean I recognise that I did wrong.”