Home World News Guangzhou elementary school students compete to become “cigarette card” king. They rummage through trash to find cigarette packets, and they are very familiar with the ranking.

Guangzhou elementary school students compete to become “cigarette card” king. They rummage through trash to find cigarette packets, and they are very familiar with the ranking.

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Guangzhou elementary school students compete to become “cigarette card” king.  They rummage through trash to find cigarette packets, and they are very familiar with the ranking.

A group of children lay down on the ground, took out cigarette cards of different brands from the outer packaging of long cigarettes and began to pat them out. This is the latest game trend among Chinese primary school students – “Cigarette Cards”. Cigarette cards are made from discarded cigarette boxes. By collecting cigarette cards, elementary school students have become more knowledgeable about the quality and price of cigarettes than adults.

Poster News reported that recently in a community in Haizhu District, Guangzhou, a group of children around ten years old lay down on the ground, took out cigarette cards of various brands from the outer packaging of long cigarettes and began to pat them. Cigarette card refers to the cigarette box cover on which the brand name is printed. Tear it and fold it into a rectangular card. Put your hands together and hit the ground with your empty palm. If the cigarette card hits the air in the palm and is turned over, you win.

The popularity of cigarette cards has inspired many schoolchildren to collect cigarette boxes of different brands. Due to differences in printing and paper quality, different brands of cigarette cards will behave differently when faced with the impact of palm wind. In addition to different quality materials, many students also classify cigarettes according to price. Collection targets also include boxes of expensive and rare cigarettes.

Some parents reported that because of collecting cigarette cards, many children know more about cigarette brands than adults who smoke. They will seek it from family members who smoke, or ask parents to buy it online, and some will even search trash bins for cigarette packs left by others.

Cigarette cards have also become hard currency among primary school students. Outside an elementary school, I saw a group of children struggling to find cigarette boxes thrown on the ground to make cigarette cards. A student took out a handful of cigarette cards from his pocket, displaying large numbers and rich brands.

Reports indicate that in somee-commerceChildren can easily buy cigarette cards on the platform.pinduoduoThe platform observed that two shops selling cigarette cards showed that more than 200,000 pieces of products were sold, and 100 unfolded cigarette cards were sold for 19.75 yuan (RMB).

The popularity of cigarette cards has also attracted the attention of teachers and schools. A classroom teacher at an elementary school in Haizu district reported that students gather together to play cigarette cards during recess. Even on the bus after school, children can be seen lying on the ground playing cigarette cards. Many students feel themselves wasteful. Cigarette boxes are made, and some are purchased directly. Whenever he saw students playing with cigarette leaves, he would confiscate them.

One student showed reporters how to stack cigarette cards. (Taken from Poster News)


Students collect cigarette cards and become familiar with cigarette grades and prices.  (Taken from Poster News)
Students collect cigarette cards and become familiar with cigarette grades and prices. (Taken from Poster News)


Students play cigarette cards in the community.  (Taken from Poster News)
Students play cigarette cards in the community. (Taken from Poster News)

Source: Blinded Use

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