This chapter examines how cultural practices have influenced smoking in China with specific reference to regional and rural contexts. Particular attention is paid to cultural norms and practices and regional cultural differences. Consideration is also given as to why smoking is higher in the countryside and the importance of cultural and socio-economic factors in this context. Finally, given the rapid urbanisation of China, an assessment is made of the impacts of rural-urban migration and the discriminatory hukou system on the smoking behaviour of rural residents in new urban destinations.
Yang X.Y., Barnett R., Yang T. (2021) Geographical Context and Cultural Practices Affecting Smoking. In: Barnett R., Yang T., Yang X.Y. (eds) Smoking Environments in China. Global Perspectives on Health Geography. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76143-1_5