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Table 3 Ever witnessed tobacco sales to minor and response against the situation by smoking status

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

Experience of participants on tobacco sales Smoking Behavior Total P
Never Smoked and quit Current smoker N %  
n % n % n %    
Ever witnessed any tobacco sales to minors
 Yes 630 50.0 343 59.0 758 63.8 1731 57.1 <0.001
 No 631 50.0 238 41.0 430 36.2 1299 42.9
Total 1261 581 1188 3030 100.0
The seller’s response to the child
 Asking his/her identity card 76 12.0 51 14.8 80 10.6 207 12.0 0.176
 Not asking anything and selling tobacco product 557 88.0 294 85.2 677 89.4 1510 88.0
Totala 633 345 749 1727 100
The participant’s response against tobacco sales to minors
 Doing nothing 372 60.4 199 59.1 504 68.3 1075 63.6 0.002
 Warning the seller’s 98 15.9 61 18.1 84 11.4 243 14.4
 Warning the owner 33 5.4 14 4.2 22 3.0 69 4.1
 Warning the child 77 12.5 46 13.6 89 12.1 212 12.5
 Informing the police 21 3.4 3 0.9 14 1.9 38 2.2
 Talking to the other people about this event 15 2.4 14 4.2 25 3.4 54 3.2
Totala 616 337 738 1691 100.0
  1. Note: aThe participants were witness at any tobacco sale under 18 years old
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