Local brand smoking among adult smokers in China: Findings from the Wave 5 International Tobacco Control China Survey
Hao, P., Xu, S.S., Sung, H.Y., Yao, T., Jiang, Y., Quah, A.C.K., Fong, G.T. (2022). Local brand smoking among adult smokers in China: Findings from the Wave 5 International Tobacco Control China Survey. China CDC Weekly, 4(21), 452-459.
The objective of this study was to assess the percentage of local brand (LB) smoking among adult smokers in a diversity of cities in China and to identify factors associated with LB smoking including demographic characteristics and patterns of smoking such as cigarettes per day. This project analyzed data from the Wave 5 International Tobacco Control (ITC) China Survey that was conducted between November 2013 and July 2015. The ITC China Survey is a longitudinal cohort survey of smoking behavior and knowledge, beliefs, opinions, and attitudes about cigarette smoking and tobacco use among adults aged 18 and older in China. The Wave 5 Survey was conducted in 10 locations, including urban residents in 5 large cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, and Shenyang) and residents in 5 rural areas (Changzhi, Huzhou, Tongren, Yichun, and Xining). The 10 locations were selected based on size, geographical representations, and levels of economic development.