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Vietnam tops world smoking league for men

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Vietnam has the highest reported smoking prevalence among men in the world–seven men in 10 smoke. This figure is likely to rise still further because developing countries are increasingly being targeted by international tobacco corporations searching for new markets.

    A survey of 2004 men and women in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and two rural communities found that 73% of men smoked but only …

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