Nearly 9 in 10 kids in China know cigarette logos: Study
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Nearly nine in 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out on Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.
The study in the journal Pediatrics covered India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, as well as China - where adult smoking rates are the highest, according to the World Health Organization.
More than two thirds of the children studied (68 percent of the 2,423 participants) could identify at least one cigarette brand logo.
The findings raise concerns about whether low and middle income countries are complying with international bans on tobacco advertising to young children, the study authors said.