Epidemiology of smoking and some determinants of smoking behaviour
We present data from several population- and clinic-based surveys in Moscow conducted during 1995–97, covering more than 5000 residents of the city. All of the subjects were interviewed with questionnaires eliciting information on complex social and biological factors and smoking history. The smoking rates among adults in Moscow are 59% for men and 18% for women. The rate for men is one of the highest in the world, and that for women is relatively low.