Table 1

Participants’ characteristics
Name (pseudonym) Gender Age Education Smoking status (self-assessed) Average cigarettes/day1
1 Alex Male 20 No formal qualification Daily 10-15
2 Belinda Female 18 School qualification Daily 5+
3 Cam Male 28 Bachelor’s degree Social 1-3
4 Debby Female 24 School qualification Daily 10+
5 Eddy Male 20 School qualification Social 1-2
6 Felix Male 21 Bachelor’s degree Daily 5
7 Gary Male 23 No formal qualification Daily ~10
8 Hannah Female 20 School qualification Social <1
9 Izzy Female 21 Certificate or diploma Social 2-5
10 Jan Female 24 Certificate or diploma Daily ~10
11 Katie Female 28 School qualification Social 1-2
12 Lloyd Male 23 School qualification Daily ~10
13 Mike Male 21 Certificate or diploma Social 1-2
14 Nick Male 21 School qualification Daily 5
15 Owen Male 21 School qualification Social 2-3
16 Penny Female 28 School qualification Daily 8-10
17 Queena Female 21 School qualification Social 2-3

1Several participants gave ranges for the number of cigarettes they smoke each day and noted they smoked more when with friends, particularly when drinking. Social smokers averaged their daily consumption.

Hoek et al.

Hoek et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:609   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-609

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