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Article: Prevalence and characteristics of hardcore smokers in Hong Kong

TitlePrevalence and characteristics of hardcore smokers in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2017, v. 23 n. 3, suppl. 2, p. 4-9 How to Cite?
Abstract1. The proportion of hardcore smokers among male and female smokers increased from 2005 to 2008. This indicates that a smoking habit is becoming more ingrained among smokers in Hong Kong, regardless of gender. 2. A demographic profile of hardcore smokers reveals that they are less likely to be aware of existing smoking cessation services. This suggests a need to strengthen the existing cessation services for the whole smoking population, in particular hardcore smokers. 3. Although the implementation of smoke-free legislation may have provided an environment to reduce social smoking in the community, it appears that the determination of Hong Kong’s smoking population is driven by psychosocial factors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/246921
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYP-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T08:19:25Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-18T08:19:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2017, v. 23 n. 3, suppl. 2, p. 4-9-
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/246921-
dc.description.abstract1. The proportion of hardcore smokers among male and female smokers increased from 2005 to 2008. This indicates that a smoking habit is becoming more ingrained among smokers in Hong Kong, regardless of gender. 2. A demographic profile of hardcore smokers reveals that they are less likely to be aware of existing smoking cessation services. This suggests a need to strengthen the existing cessation services for the whole smoking population, in particular hardcore smokers. 3. Although the implementation of smoke-free legislation may have provided an environment to reduce social smoking in the community, it appears that the determination of Hong Kong’s smoking population is driven by psychosocial factors.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titlePrevalence and characteristics of hardcore smokers in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros279588-
dc.identifier.volume23-
dc.identifier.issue3, suppl. 2-
dc.identifier.spage4-
dc.identifier.epage9-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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