Opium Suppression Movement Day (Anti-Cigarette)
3rd June is Anti-Cigarette Day, which is also called Opium Suppression Movement Day, stemming from the first day that Lin Zexu-xu (林則徐) burned the opium in Guang-dong (廣東).
At that time,
In 1750s, the opium imported into
As soon as he arrived at Guang-zhou (廣州), he, fist of all, required foreign merchants two things: first, hand in those opium imported to china but not sold; then, sing up a contract, claiming never bring it back to
His tough attitude drove merchants surrender. On 3rd June, Lin dug two huge pool for pouring opium and raw lime into them. He burn lime by ocean water and destroyed the opium by means of calorific capacity generated by flame. Then the opium dust would be washed to ocean. It took 40-something days to complete the whole process. Therefore, 3rd June is Opium Suppression Movement Day, which is anti-cigarette nowadays.
Translator: Yen-ting Ko