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More women smoking in Shanghai

| March 24, 2014

The proportion of smokers among women living in Shanghai, China, has risen significantly in recent years, according to a story on Ecns.cn.

Delegates at the Shanghai International Lung Cancer Forum were told on the weekend that while 3.7 percent of women in Shanghai smoked in 2011, now the figure has risen to 4.8 percent.

The daily stress of work, a desire for thrills and excitement, and peer group pressure were all cited by delegates as reasons for more women taking up smoking.

Category: Breaking News

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