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Jaaja Post time: 2017-3-10 09:36
So do you mean 4% of population in those subgroups, not 4% of the subgroups?
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"So do you mean 4% of population in those subgroups, not 4% of the subgroups?" ... yes
When it comes to youth in China, you can raise the price all you want. Unless shop owners stop selling to them and demand ID to verify that they are of legal age to smoke, they are still going to buy, or steal, or have someone buy their cigarettes for them. Where there's a will, there's a way. Teenagers are at that age where they push and test their boundaries. Anything that is "forbidden fruit", so to speak ... they want to find out why, so they will try it just to test that boundary. Why is it ok for adults to smoke, but I can't? What's the big mystery? Why is it that, at 17 years of age, I can join the army, and there's a big possibility that I can be sent to war, and kill people, but I can't smoke? What makes killing ok, and smoking not ok? Why is that, at 18 years old, I can vote for the next leader of my country (USA), but it's illegal for me to smoke or drink until I am 21 years old? (in Canada, the age to vote is 18, but smoking and drinking is illegal until 19, in most provinces.)
IMO, people are oversimplifying the cause and effect theory. The thinking is that if you cause the price to go up, the effect will be that people will quit smoking, or not start at all. In reality, the increase in the price of cigarettes actually has very little effect on the numbers of people who already smoke. It may have an effect on the number of people who will start, but not by very much.