Journal article

Environmental Smoking Restrictions and Light Cigarette Adoption Among Chinese Urban Smokers

Tingzhong Yang, Shuhan Jiang, John L Oliffe, Xueying Feng, Jianzhong Zheng



Light cigarette adoption involves complex psychological and behavioral processes with many underlying factors. While numerous studies have shown that environmental restrictions on smoking are associated with higher probability of smoking cessation, it is also possible that some smokers may switch from regular to light cigarettes due to environmental pressures. The current study evaluates whether smoking restrictions in households, workplaces, and public places were respectively associated with light cigarette adoption. A cross-sectional multistage sampling process was used to recruit participants and collect data about demographics and smoking characteristics and environmental restriction va..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Nature Science Foundation of China

Awarded by Ministry of Health Tobacco Control Project

Awarded by University of British Columbia

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was partly funded by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (71473221), Ministry of Health Tobacco Control Project (WJF: 081216), Center for Tobacco Control research, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. We thank local teams from the "Building advocacy capacity for tobacco control among the public health workforce project in China" (supported by the Union) for the data collection. The collaboration of Dr. Oliffe was made possible through the University of British Columbia Travel Fund for the International Workshop Supporting New Smoking Approaches for Chinese Men (no. PG 62R26277).