Smoking in Tutong, Brunei: A changing habit

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  • Authors:
  • A. A. Woodcock

Abstract

Of 765 people aged over 14 yr, living in Tutong, in the State of Brunei, 208 (27.2%) were regular cigarette smokers. In the over-50 age group, 68.5% were smokers, of whom just over half smoked locally produced cigarettes containing sun-cured tobacco. In the under-30 age group, only 15.3% were smokers, but almost all of them (93.9%) smoked commercially produced flue-cured cigarettes. The relationships of smoking habits and frequency of disease are studied and the possible effects on future health of increased sales of flue-cured tobaccos in South-east Asia are discussed.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979