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Table 2 Distribution of attitudes in the initial survey, and comparison of pre- and post-legislation attitudes in those followed up: for each question, percentages giving each response. N is the number of people analysed.

From: Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland

  Question N Response (%)
    1 2 3 4 5
A The ban on smoking will have a negative effect on business for public bars 370 16.2 33.0 33.2 14.9 2.7
B The smoking ban is an unfair restriction on smokers 368 12.8 16.3 16.6 34.5 19.8
C Fewer people will visit public bars after the ban on smoking 368 11.1 30.2 28.0 24.7 6.0
D The smoking ban will make smokers smoke more at home 370 14.6 32.7 28.9 21.1 2.7
E The smoking ban will result in jobs being lost 368 8.4 18.2 32.9 36.4 4.1
    Response* (%)
    5 4 3 2 1
F Smoke free public bars will make visits to them more comfortable 370 1.6 8.4 14.3 32.7 43.0
G The smoking ban will encourage smokers to quit 370 0.8 9.2 20.8 50.5 18.6
H The smoking ban is needed to protect the health of workers 370 0.5 7.3 11.9 41.4 38.9
I Do you agree with the proposed ban on smoking in public bars? 368 9.8 12.0 9.5 27.2 41.6
  1. * Response: 1-Strongly Agree, 2-Agree, 3-Undecided, 4-Disagree, 5-Strongly Disagree