James A. Benn, Tea in China: a Religious and Cultural History (Univ. of Hawaii Press, 2015).
Sorokina, Tatyana. “Liquor and Opium.” Inner Asia 16, no. 1 (June 2014): 139–51. “Explores legal and illegal forms of trade along the China-Russia border in the Russian Far East in the early twentieth century as a case-study for understanding the relation between the state, regional economies and consumption desires.”
Wang, Q. Edward, and Yu Xinzhong. “Health and Medicine in Chinese History.” Chinese Studies in History 47, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 3–6. Pays attention to the history of advertising of drugs.
B. C. Kelly et al., “Factors Related to Psychosocial Barriers to Drug Treatment among Chinese Drug Users,” Addictive Behaviors 39, no. 8 (2014): 1265–71. Finds that “perceived absence of a problem and negative social support are the barriers most influenced by the personal domains of Chinese drug users’ lives.”
Katherine A. Mason, ” To Your Health! Toasting, Intoxication and Gendered Critique among Banqueting Women,” China Journal 69 (January 2013): 108-133.
According to the Christian Science Monitot, 57% of Chinese men smoke and fewer than a quarter of the Chinese people know that tobacco is dangerous to their health. There are a few attempts as reducing smoking. For instance, Beijing University has banned smoking on its campus. If the Chinese people quit smoking altogether, government finances would be hurt. In 2009 the government tobacco monopoly earned $93 billion, plus there were $77 billion in tobacco taxes (or 7% of all government tax revenue).