A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers. The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in Central Java.
Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agency’s respiratory illness division, said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. “This situation is a cause for concern,” he said. “It appears the country’s younger generation is uneducated about the health risks of smoking.”
The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective as the government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers.
1. What is the text about?
a. Growing number of junior high school smoking students
b. Surveying towards junior high school smoking students
c. Finding the danger of smoking in Central Java
d. Preventing junior high school smoking students
e. Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign
2. What did the finding of the survey reveal?
a. 13 percent of the first-time smokers
b. 89 percent of young female employees
c. The danger of smoking for junior high students
d. An alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers
e. The effectiveness of the survey conducted in Central Java
3. “It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers.” (Paragraph 3)
The word “revenue” has the same meaning as…
4. Why was the Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign considered ineffective?
a. A lot of teenagers and adult people have been active smokers
b. The cigarette producers affected young teenagers to be smokers.
c. The cigarette producers caused a lot of the health risks of smoking.
d. The government does not support the Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign.
e. The cigarette producers provided a lot of revenue and jobs to thousands of employees.