Camel Driver Having a Smoke, Xinjiang Province, China
© 2000 Jerry Dodrill
Kyrgyzstani man was one of our camel drivers on our trek
to the Kok Shaal Tau range in Northwest China. Here he is
having a hand- rolled cigarette during a break from packing.
In this remote land, people are poor and rolling papers
are scarce and expensive. The cheap Chinese tobacco is simply
rolled in a scrap of newspaper and smoked. Around 90% of
males smoke tobacco in Northwest China where cigarette companies
are largely owned and controlled by the government.