As if the Chinese were mostly non-smokers! And with the "One Child Policy" in place for so many years, China's population has to be every bit as "old" as Italy's.
Oh I agree, they consume some serious tobacco, and again, I believe the fatalities are high among aged males and smokers in each country. However, I don't believe a lot of the Chinese women smoke as opposed to Northern Italian "liberated" women.
As for the Chi-commie one kid policy, well how about the Italian female no kid policy.
......they have one of the lowest birth rates in the world. It's all about "birth control". The Italian women, like most of their Western European counterparts seemed to have forgot what their female reproductive parts are supposed to be used for. Again, more of this "liberated", educated "wymyn" nonsense.Italy, again like much of FORMER Christian Europe has all but abandoned it's Catholic heritage and past and bought into the secular modernism and materialism, especially in northern Italy which became some kind of cosmopolitian, globalist capitol of Europe. The demographic winter was coming for quite some time to Italy and Western Europe, they would have almost no replacement birthrate if it wasn't for the unwelcomed muzzies and Roma in some areas. curious that the two areas hit hardest, China and Italy, one is one of the biggest persecutors of the Church while the other has all but abandoned the Faith.
And China is a far cry from being close to as "aged" as Italy;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_median_age