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Table 3 Agreement with tobacco control 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  
Our campus should be smoke-free including all out door areas
 Baseline 517 (67.1) 54 (50.5) 18 (20) 589 (60.8)
 Post 378 (77.3) 63 (67.7) 13 (24.1) 454 (71.4)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.014* 0.562 0.000**
The restrictions on where you can smoke makes it hard for smokers on campus
 Baseline 275 (35.7) 54 (50.5) 44 (48.9) 373 (38.5)
 Post 262 (53.6) 58 (62.4) 40 (74.1) 360 (56.6)
 Significance 0.000** 0.091 0.003** 0.000**
There should be some places on campus where people can go to smoke
 Baseline 377 (48.9) 72 (67.3) 70 (77.8) 519 (53.6)
 Post 207 (42.3) 54 (58.1) 38 (70.4) 299 (47)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.023* 0.177 0.322 0.009**
There should be more help or support at university for people who want to quit smoking
 Baseline 470 (61) 59 (55.1) 43 (47.8) 572 (59.1)
 Post 295 (60.3) 40 (43) 18 (33.3) 353 (55.5)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.826 0.087 0.891 0.156
Because of their professional role, university staff have a responsibility to be non-smokers
 Baseline 280 (36.3) 20 (18.7) 8 (8.9) 308 (31.8)
 Post 191 (39.1) 22 (23.7) 8 (14.8) 221 (34.7)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.327 0.39 0.271 0.223
Our campus should be smoke free in all buildings
 Baseline 724 (93.9) 97 (90.7) 63 (70) 884 (91.3)
 Post 467 (95.5) 88 (94.6) 35 (64.8) 590 (92.8)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.226 0.289 0.516 0.298
Our campus should be completely smoke-free
 Baseline 553 (71.7) 63 (58.9) 20 (22.2) 636 (65.7)
 Post 345 (70.6) 57 (61.3) 10 (18.5) 412 (64.8)
 Significance (T1/T2) 0.653 0.726 0.596 0.704
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01