Mr. Black =] 6B(22)
Should the tax on tobacco be increased to discourage smokers?
There are many smokers in Hong Kong. When you are out in the streets, you will see anywhere that also has at least one smoker is smoking on the street.
Last year, the Government has banned smoking in many venues. However, the problem related to smoking outdoors has not been improved. Therefore, would the Government raising the tax on tobacco to discourage smokers?
In my opinion, raising the tax is an inefficient way, as people’s living standards improve, the cost of buying cigarettes will not be the great problem. Therefore, I would suggest that the Government follows the policy in Japan. In Japan, where people are not allowed to smoke in anywhere except in designated areas. I think this would be the most effective way of decreasing the smoking problem in Hong Kong.