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Title: Patterns of smoking among Singaporeans.
Authors: Lee, H.P. 
Issue Date: May-1989
Citation: Lee, H.P. (1989-05). Patterns of smoking among Singaporeans.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 18 (3) : 286-288. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the mid-seventies, a few base-line survey showed an average of about 25% of adults (aged 15 years and above) were regular smokers. Males predominated (6-8:1), prevalence increased with age reaching peak after 40 years and cigarette consumption was 16/day in males and 10/day in females. Malays tended to have higher smoking rates, so were those with little or no education. In 1984, a repeat survey showed the overall rate at 19% and the age-specific rates had declined, especially in the group above 40 years (by up to 30%). Again, in 1987, another survey showed the overall rate at 13.6% and age-specific rates declined by another 30% from 1984. With the National Smoking Control Programme at full steam, there is every prospect that we will be able to achieve our goal of becoming a nation of non-smokers.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113582
ISSN: 03044602
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