Researchers are concerned tobacco-related deaths in China will rise. Photo: AFP
Researchers are concerned tobacco-related deaths in China will rise. Photo: AFP
Cancer

China must move quickly and firmly to curb ‘rising tide of cancer deaths’ from smoking: health researchers

  • About half of all Chinese males and 26.6 per cent of all people over 15 smoke, a long way from China’s 2030 smoking target of 20 per cent of the population
  • Researchers forecast the smoking-related mortality rate will rise, causing losses to China’s working-age population and more cancer deaths in its aged society

Topic |   Cancer
Researchers are concerned tobacco-related deaths in China will rise. Photo: AFP
Researchers are concerned tobacco-related deaths in China will rise. Photo: AFP
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