A qualitative study of smoking behaviour among the floating population in Shanghai, China

Ji-Wei Wang, Zhi-Ting Cui, Ning DING, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Tricia Usagawa, Helen BERRY, Jin-Ming Yu, Shen-Sheng Li

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    China has become the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco and lung cancer is China's leading cause of cancer deaths. The large majority of Chinese smokers are men. Tobacco consumption is of particular concern among China's internal floating (or migrant) population, which has become a permanent feature of Chinese society, because this population is very large (over 100 million persons) and it has a high prevalence of smoking. Considering additionally that like the general population of China, the smoking prevalence rate of women from this group is quite low, we therefore aimed to explore smoking-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours among male smokers in the floating population to help inform the development of effective smoking cessation interventions in this important target group in China.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalBMC Public Health
    Volume14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Wang, J-W., Cui, Z-T., DING, N., Zhang, C-G., Usagawa, T., BERRY, H., ... Li, S-S. (2014). A qualitative study of smoking behaviour among the floating population in Shanghai, China. BMC Public Health, 14, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1138
    Wang, Ji-Wei ; Cui, Zhi-Ting ; DING, Ning ; Zhang, Cheng-Gang ; Usagawa, Tricia ; BERRY, Helen ; Yu, Jin-Ming ; Li, Shen-Sheng. / A qualitative study of smoking behaviour among the floating population in Shanghai, China. In: BMC Public Health. 2014 ; Vol. 14. pp. 1-7.
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    A qualitative study of smoking behaviour among the floating population in Shanghai, China. / Wang, Ji-Wei; Cui, Zhi-Ting; DING, Ning; Zhang, Cheng-Gang; Usagawa, Tricia; BERRY, Helen; Yu, Jin-Ming; Li, Shen-Sheng.

    In: BMC Public Health, Vol. 14, 2014, p. 1-7.

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