Why do some Chinese people wear masks?

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I thought it was only in China but I've seen some wear in the uk but I've never known why they wear the masks.
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I think it's the pollution and smog...
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If assume air pollution in China so they wear masks and maybe the habit carried on when they moved here
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If I wore a mask like that I'm pretty sure I'd get stopped by police...
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As above, air pollution in China (in the major cities anyway) is very bad so many Chinese people are used to wearing masks when out and about. It's likely just force of habit, although they may also feel it helps to prevent catching colds or similar in general.
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Cos have flu or similar and don't want to spread germs
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Because they think a tiny piece of fabric over their face that isn't even sealed is going to reduce the harms of population.

Unless the mask has filters and is airtight it isn't going to do a fat lot.
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I always thought it was something to do with disease...
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