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Epidemiological Transition of Smoking in China
Date:2022-03-03 07:28 

 This chapter focuses on trends in smoking prevalence and examines classic models of the smoking transition and their relevance to China. Traditionally these models have been used to explain major shifts in smoking prevalence in richer nations and variations between different population groups. The chapter describes current smoking prevalence in China and how this compares to global patterns, especially those of other transition economies which have undergone substantial political and socio-economic change. This is followed by an outline of the smoking transition model and its main components. In keeping with western research, three main dimensions of prevalence, age/gender, socio-economic status (SES) and ethnicity, are discussed. The final section examines the issue of geographical variations in smoking transitions. Understanding such differences is particularly important in a country as large and diverse as China.

Yang X.Y., Peng S., Barnett R. (2021) Epidemiological Transition of Smoking in China. In: Barnett R., Yang T., Yang X.Y. (eds) Smoking Environments in China. Global Perspectives on Health Geography. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76143-1_2