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Table 3 The attitudes (% agreement) toward the smoke-free hospital policy by occupation

From: Smoking behavior, attitudes, and cessation counseling among healthcare professionals in Armenia

Statement Nurses % (N) Physicians % (N) p-value
1. A hospital should be a smoke free environment. 91.8 (112) 90.3 (84) 0.705
2. Tobacco smoke is dangerous for nonsmokers’ health. 91.0 (111) 91.4 (85) 0.916
3. I would like/am happy to see this hospital become smoke-free. 87.7 (107) 86.0 (80) 0.716
4. A smoking ban would be unfair to smokers. 29.5 (36) 30.1 (28) 0.924
5. Smoking is dangerous to smokers’ health. 91.8 (112) 90.3 (84) 0.705
6. A smoke-free hospital would improve the quality of care the patient receives. 68.9 (84) 55.9 (52) 0.051
7. The smoking habits of employees of this hospital influence others. 35.3 (43) 45.2 (42) 0.141
8. A smoke-free policy is difficult to enforce. 62.3 (76) 64.5 (60) 0.738