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:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet ... product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural ... two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Tenn. , June 24, 2016  Arkis ... providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid ... in funding.  The Series-A funding is led by ... Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new ... neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: