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Table 2 Agreement with tobacco smoking attitude statements reported by University staff and students at T1 and T2

From: A cross sectional evaluation of a total smoking ban at a large Australian university

Total sample
Baseline (n = 968)
Post (n = 636)
Non-smokers N (%) Ex-smokers N (%) Smokers N (%) Total # of participants who agree N (%)
Total
 Baseline (T1) 771 107 90  
 Post (T2) 489 93 54  
If someone smokes cigarettes around me they are causing me harm because of second-hand smoke
 Baseline 686 (89) 86 (80.4) 42 (46.7) 814 (84.1)
 Post 441 (90.2) 77 (82.8) 23 (42.6) 541 (85.1)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.497 0.66 0.631 0.596
I prefer to socialise in a smoke-free environment
 Baseline 695 (90.1) 86 (80.4) 30 (33.3) 811 (83.8)
 Post 445 (91) 75 (80.6) 21 (38.9) 541 (85.1)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.610 0.960 0.502 0.490
I seek out smoke-free environments
 Baseline 572 (74.2) 67 (62.6) 13 (14.4) 652 (67.4)
 Post 388 (79.3) 60 (64.5) 11 (20.4) 459 (72.2)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.037* 0.779 0.358 0.041*
It disappoints me when a friend who normally doesn’t smoke, smokes cigarettes while drinking
 Baseline 547 (70.9) 46 (43) 13 (14.4) 606 (62.6)
 Post 364 (74.4) 40 (43) 9 (16.7) 413 (64.9)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.177 1 0.719 0.342
I would rather date a non-smoker
 Baseline 701 (90.9) 84 (78.5) 36 (40) 821 (84.8)
 Post 458 (93.7) 74 (79.6) 18 (33.3) 550 (86.5)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.080 0.857 0.424 0.352
I ask others not to smoke around me
 Baseline 354 (44.7) 28 (26.2) 2 (2.2) 375 (38.7)
 Post 231 (47.2) 39 (41.9) 6 (11.1) 276 (43.4)
 Significance
(T1/T2)
0.646 0.018* 0.024* 0.062
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
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