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Tobacco Tax

According to the study from The School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, shows that with the 50% increase in tobacco tax in 2009, adolescent current smoking rate further dropped to 4.8% in early 2010 and 3.4% in late 2010, i.e. an overall 51% drop in adolescent smoking.

People resort to buying illicit cigarettes, which is cheaper. This only promotes smuggling and illegal sale of cigarettes. Thus it is easier for teenagers to get access to illicit cigarettes -------------------------------------------------

The illicit cigarettes are usually of low quality, like the t...

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