China plans antismoking clinics

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:634
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

China is planning a national chain of antismoking clinics, according to a report.

Smoking habits among key groups, including doctors and teachers, are to be surveyed beforehand, says the report in the Chinese Medical Journal (2008;121:402).

According to the report, the survey, to be carried out later this year, will look at smoking in 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.

“The goal is to have at least one outpatient facility in each province, where smokers would be offered a combination of medical and …

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