Skip to main content

Table 2 The perception and knowledge of tobacco use and sales to minor and tobacco control law by smoking status

From: The opinions of adults about the ban on cigarette sales to minors

Perception and Knowledge on Tobacco Use and Sales Smoking Status Total P
Never Smoked and quit Current smoker N %
The smoking ratio in high school n % n % n %    
 One adolescent out of 10 88 7.1 44 7.8 80 7.0 212 7.2 0.001
 2–3 adolescents out of 10 240 19.3 90 15.9 161 14.0 491 16.6
 4–5 adolescents out of 10 456 36.7 196 34.7 385 33.5 1037 35.0
 6–7 adolescents out of 10 460 37.0 235 41.6 523 45.5 1218 41.2
Total 1244 565 1149 2958 100.0
Sales of tobacco to minors
 Prohibited 888 72.5 408 72.3 837 71.8 2133 72.2 0.700
 Allowed with their parents 120 9.8 61 10.8 107 9.2 288 9.8
 Not prohibited 216 17.6 95 16.8 221 19.0 532 18.0
Total 1224 564 1165 2953 100.0
Penalty for sales of tobacco to minors
 Fine 565 58.7 240 53.9 508 55.3 1313 56.4 0.003
 Cancellation of sales certification 256 26.6 140 31.5 310 33.8 706 30.4
 Imprisonment 142 14.7 65 14.6 100 10.9 307 13.2
Total 963 445 918 2326 100.0
Major point were cigarettes are provided to minors
 Grocery/Market 554 44.7 265 47.4 456 40.0 1275 43.4 <0.001
 Friends 524 42.3 217 38.8 454 39.8 1195 40.7
 Vendor 108 8.7 52 9.3 169 14.8 329 11.2
 Family 52 4.2 25 4.5 62 5.4 139 4.7
Total 1238 559 1141 2938 100.0
Minors access to cigarettes
 Very easy 749 59.3 350 60.3 795 66.9 1894 62.5 0.001
 Not very difficult 477 37.8 209 36.0 354 29.8 1040 34.3
 Very difficult 37 2.9 21 3.6 40 3.4 98 3.2
Total 1263 580 1189 3032 100.0
  1. Note. Some participants did not answer all the questions
\