Stress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: APStress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: AP
Stress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: AP

Women need new ways to quit smoking

Psychological issues rather than nicotine addiction blamed for growing numbers

Stress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: APStress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: AP
Stress, sadness, boredom and peer pressure were some of the psychological reasons for smoking cited by women in the survey carried out by Dr William Li Ho-cheung, of the University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing. Photo: AP
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