Smoking among youths in China.

@article{Hesketh2001SmokingAY,
  title={Smoking among youths in China.},
  author={Therese Hesketh and Qu Jian Ding and Alannah Tomkins},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={
          1653-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To inform a prevention strategy, this study determined the prevalence of and attitudes toward smoking among Chinese secondary school students. METHODS Self-completion questionnaires were administered to 13- to 18-year-olds attending school in Zhejiang Province, eastern China. RESULTS Of the 6674 respondents, 15.9% (25.7% of the boys, 5.4% of the girls) were ever smokers. Only 0.3% were regular smokers. Of the ever smokers, 41.9% had smoked before 10 years of age and 7.9% before 5… CONTINUE READING

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