Survey: 72% back smoking ban in Macao
Updated: 2006-03-22 11:18
MACAO -- Some 72.3 percent of the respondents said they back a total ban on
smoking in Macao's public sites, a survey showed here on Wednesday.
Around 50 percent of the 1,012 respondents dubbed smoking in public
places "very serious" or "serious," according to the telephone survey, conducted
by the University of Macao (UMAC).
Some 60 percent of the respondents
believe to have suffered from health problems because of "the second-hand
smoking," according to the UMAC survey.
Some 25.2 percent of the male
respondents and 6.9 percent of the female respondents identified themselves as
smokers, the survey said.
The rising number of smokers has been raising
the public concern in Macao, a region with a population of