Editor’s Note: For more information on the racial impact of “sin” taxes, see Weaponizing Poverty.
From: Tobacco Induced Diseases
Aimei Mao, Joan L. Bottorff, John L. Oliffe, Gayl Sarbit and Mary T. Kelly
Received: 20 July 2016 | Accepted: 16 March 2017 | Published: 21 March 2017
Immigrants often experience economic hardship in their host country and tend to belong to economically disadvantaged groups. Individuals of lower socioeconomic status tend to be more sensitive to cigarette price changes. This study explores the cigarette purchasing patterns among Chinese Canadian male immigrants.
Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 Chinese Canadian immigrants who were smoking or had quit smoking in the last five years.