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Table 3 Additional smoking behaviour and related beliefs among "lights" and regular cigarette smokers (all the results age-sex adjusted, weighted and adjusted for the complex design)

From: Misperceptions of "light" cigarettes abound: National survey data

Variable "Lights" smokers (column%)
(n = 247)
Regular smokers (column%)
(n = 910)
Adjusted OR for being a "lights" smoker (95% CI)
Cigarette consumption    
   Daily smokers 92.2 96.4 1.00 Referent
   Weekly/monthly smokers 7.8 3.6 2.31 (1.07 – 4.99)
Type of tobacco product    
   Factory-made cigarettes only or sometimes smokers 69.8 51.6 1.00 Referent
   Only roll-your-own smokers 30.2 48.4 0.49 (0.32 – 0.74)
Quitting behaviour & intentions    
   Ever tried to quit smoking (no) 42.5 40.5 1.00 Referent
   Ever tried to quit smoking (yes) 57.5 59.5 0.92 (0.62 – 1.35)
   Not planning to quit 22.2 32.2 1.00 Referent
   Beyond 6 months 44.2 34.9 2.05 (1.25 – 3.38)
   Within next 6 months 24.1 22.9 1.79 (1.02 – 3.16)
   Within next month 9.5 10.0 1.45 (0.73 – 2.88)
   Confident of quitting successfully (% not very sure) 66.6 78.5 1.00 Referent
   Confident of quitting successfully (% at least very sure) 33.4 21.5 1.88 (1.24 – 2.84)
Awareness & beliefs    
   Belief that quitting is not difficult 41.6 30.4 1.00 Referent
   Belief that quitting is difficult (at least somewhat) 58.4 69.6 0.58 (0.39 – 0.86)
Belief that smoking is no more risky
than lots of other things people do
(% not agreeing)
47.2 44.4 1.00 Referent
   As above (but agreeing) 52.8 55.6 0.88 (0.60 – 1.29)
   Perceived addiction (% not addicted) 12.9 6.5 1.00 Referent
   Perceived addiction (% at least somewhat addicted) 87.1 93.5 0.46 (0.23 – 0.92)