Tobacco smoking in China: Prevalence, disease burden, challenges and future strategies

  title={Tobacco smoking in China: Prevalence, disease burden, challenges and future strategies},
  author={Jing Zhang and Jia-xian Ou and Chunxue Bai},
About one‐third of the world's tobacco is produced and consumed in China. Despite existing tobacco control policies and activities, the prevalence of smoking in China remains high with 350 million smokers and 740 million passive smokers. Furthermore, smoking rates in the young population and in females are increasing. The number of deaths attributed to tobacco use has reached 1.2 million per year, whereas the death toll is expected to rise to 2 million annually by 2025. Sociocultural factors… 
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