Table 6

Beliefs About Light and Mild Descriptors (n = 678)

% Agree

% Neutral

% Disagree

% Don't Know


"Light cigarettes are less harmful than regular strength cigarettes."

20

(17%-23%)

7

(5%-9%)

70*

(67%-74%)

3

(1%-4%)


"Smokers of light cigarettes take in less tar than smokers of regular strength cigarettes."

24

(21%-27%)

10

(8%-12%)

59**

(55%-62%)

7

(5%-9%)


95% Confidence Intervals are presented in parentheses

* = compared to older participants, younger participants (18-24) were more likely to disagree (p < .001)

** = compared to older participants, younger participants (18-24) were more likely to disagree (p = .031)

Fix et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:941   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-941

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