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Table 2 Knowledge of health effects and composition of cigarette smoke

From: Support for smoke-free policy, and awareness of tobacco health effects and use of smoking cessation therapy in a developing country

Characteristic Frequency (%) Male (%) Female (%) Age < 20(%) Age > 20(%)
Knowledge of diseases caused by smoking      
Causes heart disease 6055 (96.76) 2187(36.12) 3868(63.38) 882(14.57) 5173(85.43)
Causes stroke 4470 (71.43) 1608(35.97) 2862(64.03) 613(13.71) 3857(86.29)
Causes erectile dysfunction 2796 (44.68) 1017(36.37) 1779(63.62) 365(13.05) 2431(86.95)
Causes lung cancer 5154 (82.36) 1887(36.61) 3267(63.38) 719(13.95) 4435(86.04)
Causes Mouth and throat cancer 4525 (72.31) 1646(36.38) 2879(63.62) 638(14.10) 3887(85.90)
Knowledge of chemical composition of cigarette smoke  
Cyanide 56 (0.89) 30(53.57) 26(46.42) 7(12.50) 49(87.50)
Mercury 61 (0.97) 37(65.1) 24(34.9) 15(23.64) 46(76.4)
Arsenic 78 (1.25) 41(57.3) 37(42.7) 7(8.8) 71(91.2)
Carbon monoxide 248 (3.96) 154(66.5) 94(33.5) 148(59.1) 100(40.9)
Don't know 5815 (92.92) 2032(39.4) 3783(60.6) 835(14.36) 4980(85.64)
Tolerance to smoke by friend      
Not tolerate 5792(93.57) 1976(88.65) 3816(96.93) 855(95.96) 4937(93.59)
Would tolerate 372(6.4) 252(11.31) 120(3.05) 36(4.04) 336(6.37)
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