Aug 17

Chinese tobacco companies are targeting women and children as potential smokers as the market in men has peaked, health experts said.

Around 53 percent of Chinese men smoked, leading tobacco control activist Judith Mackay said, but only three percent of Chinese women.

“Prevalence in men has peaked, but they are targeting women and children,” she said at the World Cancer Congress in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. “That’s where we need to be extremely vigilant.”

2010 Reuters

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