The bamboo smoke screen: Tobacco smoking in China
Tomson D., Coulter A.
This paper presents results from a survey of smoking habits and health beliefs in the Guangzhou district of China. Analysis of the results obtained from a self-completion questionnaire revealed a high rate of smoking among men and a low rate among women, despite a reported awareness of the health hazards involved. Using data from the survey, the supplementary interviews and an analysis of the composition of several popular cigarette brands, the paper discusses the implications of these smoking habits for those concerned to promote health in China. © 1987 Oxford University Press.