The surprising truth about women smokers in China

September 20, 2011

Chinese woman smoking (Photo by Jorge Fernández Garcés)

Photo by Jorge Fernández Garcés

In the United States, more than one out of six women still smoke. And as in most Western countries, cigarette usage is concentrated among the young—those women aged 25 to 44. But according to a recent report by Albert Hermalin and Deborah Lowry of the Institute for Social Research (ISR), that pattern is reversed in China. (more…)

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