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Table 2 Knowledge, attitude, and behavior of the participants about smoking and the new tobacco law (NTL)

From: Religious Officials' knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards smoking and the new tobacco law in Kahramanmaras, Turkey

  Total
Knowledge, attitude, and behavior*   
  n %
What is your smoking status? (n = 406)
   Smoker 28 6.9
   Ex-smoker 35 8.6
   Non-smoker 343 84.5
What is the ruling of Islam on smoking (n = 406)
   Helal 1 0.2
   Haram 177 43.6
   Makruh 228 56.2
Religious officials should not smoke among public (n = 406)
   Agree 390 96.1
   Disagree 16 3.9
Religious officials should be exemplary models by not smoking cigarette (n = 406)
   Agree 397 97.8
   Disagree 9 2.2
Smoking is an important health issue of Turkey (n = 406)
   Agree 394 97.0
   Disagree 12 3.0
Religious officials should participate in the campaigns against smoking (n = 406)
   Agree 375 92.4
   Disagree 31 7.6
Have you heard of the new tobacco law? (n = 406)   
   Yes 346 85.2
   No 60 14.8
Do you have adequate knowledge on the new tobacco law? (n = 406)
   Adequate 192 55.5
   Inadequate 154 44.5
Do you support the new tobacco law? (n = 346**)
   Yes, I support 326 93.4
   No, I do not support 20 6.6
Where did you gain knowledge about the new tobacco law? (n = 346**)
   Television 326 94.2
   Newspaper 150 43.4
   Internet 61 17.6
   Friend 43 12.4
   Radio 25 7.2
   Healthcare workers 21 6.1
   In-service training 18 5.2
   School 3 0.9
  1. * There was no statistically significant difference between the Imams and Quran course instructors (p > 0.05).
  2. **60 people who were not aware of the new tobacco law were not included.