No matter how equal or unequal a society is, men still smoke more

Posted by on April 20, 2016 2:25 pm
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In the developing world, far more men than women smoke. This is usually ascribed to pronounced gender disparities in social, political or economic power. But what about a developing society with a high degree of gender equality like the Aka pygmy tribe living in West Africa’s Congo Basin? Surprisingly, even there, smoking is definitely a male thing, say anthropologists.

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