More than half of Muscovites are in favor of a lifetime ban on the sale of cigarettes to those born after 2008
Such a ban has already been introduced, however, not in Russia, but in New Zealand, whose authorities considered that this measure would not only increase the life expectancy of the population, but also save more than $ 5 billion in the treatment of diseases of smokers.
As writes For 53% of Muscovites (among them the majority of those who do not smoke and have never smoked), these arguments seem convincing, they believe that such measures will be useful in Russia as well. But 24% are sure that all this is too radical. In addition, those who want to circumvent the law will find a way to do it. The forbidden fruit, as you know, is sweet, and the severity of the law is compensated by the optionality of its implementation.
The age distribution of supporters and opponents of tough anti-tobacco measures is also interesting. Muscovites under 34 are more likely to support the law, while those over 45 are against it. It turns out that young people themselves are more in favor of a healthy lifestyle.
Sociologists figured outthat the number of smokers in Russia began to consistently decrease since 2013, when scary pictures began to be printed on cigarette packs and warned about the consequences of addiction. But in 2017, the percentage of those who are impressed by this information has decreased. Maybe we need to move on to more drastic measures, as in New Zealand.