by Derek R. Smith, Ning Wei and Rui-Sheng Wang
Abstract: Although the community smoking rate within most industrialised countries is undergoing a continuous decline, in developing regions it is actually increasing by around 3% per year. China represents one such area where tobacco use has boomed, largely because of an increasingly affluent society and aggressive marketing by tobacco companies. It is now the world’s largest consumer of tobacco and tobacco-related products, with more than 300 million regular smokers.
Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2005 : 16 (3)