Comprehensive anti-smoking policies in public places—particularly schools, public transportation and hospitals—are widely supported by both non-smokers and smokers in China, according to a six-city Chinese study.

Knowledge about the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke and the presence of existing anti-smoking laws likely increase support for a total smoking ban in workplaces, restaurants and bars, Additionally, the results of this study suggested that, like smokers in other countries, Chinese smokers are likely to adapt to and even eventually support 100 percent smoking bans.


1. Li Q, Hyland A, O’Conner R, et al. Support for smoke-free policies among smokers and non-smokers in six cities in China: ITC China Survey. Tobacco Control 2010;19:i40-i46. (0pen access)