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Literature study on community tobacco control in China during ten years

CHEN Hao, CHEN Xiao-wen, CAI Yu-yang, SHI Li-li   

  1. School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2014-08-28 Published:2014-09-02
  • Supported by:

    National Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of China, 14CGL077; Research Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 13XJ10043


Objective To study the current status and existing problems of community tobacco control in China, to explore intervention measures, and to provide scientific evidence and theoretical basis for community tobacco control. Methods The literature analysis was adopted to analyze relevant literature published in China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) from 2002 to 2012. Papers were summarized and analyzed according to the publication year, geographical distribution, and research area. Results A total of 194 papers were retrieved and 72 papers were selected. The results showed that most papers were published during 2006—2008, studies conducted in eastern coastal provinces were significantly more than those conducted in other areas, and studies conducted in rural communities were relatively insufficient. Most studies were carried out by CDCs and universities. Current studies on community tobacco control focused on surveys of community smoking. Studies on the strategies and evaluation of community tobacco control were relatively insufficient. Conclusion At present the community tobacco control in China still mainly focuses on the health education. Although it plays a role of publicity and education, but the smoking rate of residents does not differ significantly before and after the intervention and can't efficiently urge people to quit smoking. It is urgent to explore an effective method suitable for community tobacco control in China.

Key words: community health service, tobacco control, literature study