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Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring
down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.
The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco
control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo
re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr
ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.
The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.
Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin
a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma