Tobacco-Related Illnesses Will Kill 1 In 3 Chinese Men By 2050 Unless Smoking Prevention Implemented, Study Says

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet showing one in three Chinese men will die of tobacco-related illnesses by 2050 unless more smoking prevention efforts are implemented.

CNN: Study: Smoking will kill one out of three young Chinese men
“Smoking deaths in China are set to triple to three million a year by 2050, according to a new study that examines the devastating toll of rising smoking rates on the country’s male population. The report, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, concludes that nearly two thirds of young Chinese men pick up smoking and, unless they stop, at least half of them will die from the habit…” (Boykoff, 10/9).

Reuters: Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China, study finds
“… ‘Without rapid, committed, and widespread action to reduce smoking levels, China will face enormous numbers of premature deaths,’ said Liming Li, a professor at the Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing who co-led a large analysis of the issue…” (Kelland, 10/9).

Washington Post: Smoking may kill one in three young Chinese men — but very few women
“…Conversely, it is very rare for Chinese women to smoke, and the risk of premature deaths in women due to tobacco use is low and falling, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal…” (Denyer, 10/9).