Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
TobaccoScience, policy and public health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 May 2020

Tobacco—the growing epidemic *

Tobacco—the growing epidemic *

(p.257) Chapter 13 Tobacco—the growing epidemic*

Peto Richard

Chen Zheng-Ming

Jillian Boreham

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the tobacco epidemic in China. China, with 20% of the world's population, produces and consumes about 30% of the world's cigarettes. The first nationwide study of the effects of smoking in any developing country now shows that China already suffers almost a million deaths a year from tobacco. This is more than in any other country, and the hazards are expected to increase substantially over the next few decades as a delayed effect of the recent rise in cigarette use.

Keywords:   China, tobacco use, cigarette smoking, tobacco addiction

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .