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[Correspondence] Tobacco control in China: still a long way to go

On Dec 28, 2015, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2015 Chinese Adults Tobacco Survey Report.1 According to this report, in 2015, about 27·7% of Chinese adults (defined as age ≥15 years; 52·1% of men and 2·7% of women), corresponding to more than 316 million people, were current smokers, and average daily consumption was 15·2 cigarettes. In 2010, the Global Adult Tobacco Survey2 reported that 28·1% of Chinese adults (52·9% of men and 2·4% of women) were current smokers, with an average daily consumption of about 14·2 cigarettes.

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