Weekly snapshot of Chinese health news

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BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's health news from the past week:

-- China has 10 mln e-cigarette smokers

About 10 million Chinese aged 15 or above are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), according to Xiao Lin, a researcher at the Tobacco Control Office at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The vaping rate among young people was higher than other age groups, with those aged 15 to 24 the highest, said the China's National Health Commission.

-- Chinese students' physical health improves

The overall physical health of Chinese students has gradually improved from 2016 to 2018, according to the Ministry of Education.

Sample tests showed only 8.09 percent of students around the country tested "physically unqualified" in 2018, dropping 3.91 percentage points from the figure in 2016, the ministry said.

-- TCM further incorporated into global medical system

A total of 45 international standards for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been issued by the ISO/TC249, a technical committee within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), authorities said Friday.

TCM is being rapidly integrated into the international medical system and making greater contributions to human health and well-being, said the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Enditem

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