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Table 2 Information and support provided by vape shops (n = 41)

From: Vape shops: who uses them and what do they do?

Question n (%)
Do customers talk about experiences of trying to quit smoking?
 Yes many do 30 (73)
 Yes some do 9 (22)
 No 1 (2)
 No response 1 (2)
Do customers ask for advice about quitting?
 Yes 37 (90)
 No 3 (7)
 No response 1 (2)
What kind of information do you give to customers? (multiple responses permitted)
 Product information 38 (93)
 Smoking cessation advice 17 (41)
 Information how to cut down regular cigarettes 36 (88)
 Other 9 (22)
Where do you access this information? (Open question)
 Online 22 (54)
 In-house training 6 (15)
 Personal experience 10 (24)
 Manufacturers' guidelines 3 (7)
How confident are you about offering smoking cessation advice to customers that ask for it?
 Not at all 0 (0)
 Not too confident 2 (5)
 Quite confident 15 (37)
 Very confident 16 (39)
 No response 8 (20)
Do you think it would be a good idea to deliver smoking cessation advice with training in your shop?
 Yes 19 (46)
 No 4 (10)
 Not sure 17 (41)
 No response 1 (2)
Do you think customers would be interested in accessing this in-store smoking cessation service?
 Yes 17 (41)
 No 9 (22)
 Not sure 15 (37)
Which type of in-store cessation service do you think might work best? (n = 19 - staff who think service is a good idea)
 Support from a training member of staff 14 (74)
 Face-to-face support from an external advisor 1 (5)
 A text or email-based support service 0 (0)
 No response 4 (21)
  1. Note: Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number