Table 1

 Thematic perceptions on smoking reported by focus group participants (n = 27), Beijing, 2006

ThemesPercentage agreement*
*Percentages indicate percentage of group who agreed to questions presented in focus group thematic groups.
Television and advertising seen85
Able to name female brands74
Marketing and promotion observe56
Approve smoking by celebrities52
Smoking identifies women as independent56
Friends who smoke63
Seen teacher smoking on campus78
Smoking is a risk for heart disease0