Navigation Links
Statistics Show Steep Rise of Female Smokers in Hong Kong

Social change and marketing campaigns by tobacco companies have been blamed for a 45 percent increase in the number of female smokers in the last eight years//, a media report said Monday.

Figures from Hong Kong's census and statistics department show the number of women smokers jumped from 78,800 in 1998 to 114,300 last year, the South China Morning Post said.

By comparison, the number of males smoking fell six percent from 726,300 to 678,900 in the same period.

Overall, the number of people smoking fell 15 percent from 805,100 in 1998 to 793,200 last year, government statistics showed. This is equal to about 12 percent of Hong Kong's total population.

But the figures showed the number of young people taking up smoking is still relatively high, although down from the peak in 2000.

Last year, there were 15,700 smokers between 15 and 19, up 33 percent compared with the 11,800 smokers reported in the same age group in 1998. But this was down from the 20,600 young smokers recorded in 2000.

Commenting on the results, City University associate professor Dennis Wong Sing-wing said the increase in the number of women smokers reflected a woman's desire to be equal with men.

He said: "They think what men can do, women should also be able to do."

Wong also said tobacco firms targeted women in marketing campaigns by using slimmer cigarettes, feminine packaging and the belief that women can smoke "stylishly".

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blazing Statistics: Burn Victims in USA Are Old and Poor
2. Fat chance: Live Statistics of an English Man
3. Stress Statistics May Leave You Stressed Out
4. More Accidents on England’s Road - Statistics Revea
5. Statistics South Africa shows decline in homicides since 1990s
6. Lethal Hospital Bug Tough to Knock Down, Statistics Reveal
7. Steep Rise in Number of Babies Born Out of Wedlock
8. Vitamin E supports Female Hearts
9. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
10. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
11. The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal ... an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at ... Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their noise potential,” ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are many ways to cook ... Council (NHDSC) suggests that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the ... is their favorite way to cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Hampshire (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... care products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its ... award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and SEC filings. A ... and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the healthcare ... suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, ... operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... According to a new market report ... U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 ... was valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in 2014 and is ... to 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn in 2023. ... needle free drug delivery devices and the market is estimated ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... A key trend that will ... of new treatments. Cardax, a development stage life sciences ... therapy is expected to fulfil large unmet medical needs ... studies to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis. One such ... in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and early trials of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 TARE ... Both Cost Savings and Overall Decreased Use ... BTG), an international specialist healthcare company, has today ... 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR (International Society for ... hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: