It’s a fact: Research shows that kids who shop at stores with tobacco marketing two or more times a week are 64% more likely to start smoking than their peers who don’t.In what sense is this a fact? Facts are usually thought of as consisting of objects and properties. In this case, the objects are kids. But what is the property? Is it "being 64% more likely to start smoking if you shop at stores with tobacco marketing two or more times a week"? If so, do all kids have this property? Or perhaps only kids that shop at stores with tobacco marketing have this property? If the latter, then when do kids acquire this property: after shopping at stores with tobacco marketing once or twice, for one week or two weeks, etc.?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
[PHI 3000] Facts about tobacco marketing
From an ad for Tobacco Free NYS: