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Table 3 Attitudes towards Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation among the Participants (N = 856)

From: A descriptive study of a Smoke-free Teens Programme to promote smoke-free culture in schools and the community in Hong Kong

  Baseline Immediately after the camp 3-month after the camp 6-month after the camp
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p
I will proactively advise my friends to quit smoking 4.43 (0.68) 4.48 (0.64) .030* 4.51 (0.60) <.001** 4.49 (0.61) .012*
I will ask people not to smoke around me 4.39 (0.75) 4.45 (0.70) .017* 4.47 (0.67) .017* 4.50 (0.66) <.001**
I will remind others that they are not allowed to smoke in non-smoking areas 4.12 (0.85) 4.34 (0.73) <.001** 4.27 (0.80) <.001** 4.29 (0.77) <.001**
I support expanding non-smoking areas 4.31 (1.05) 4.48 (0.79) <.001** 4.52 (0.78) <.001** 4.50 (0.78) <.001**
I support increasing tobacco tax 4.14 (0.94) 4.35 (0.85) <.001** 4.42 (0.76) <.001** 4.39 (0.82) <.001**
I support banning the sale of tobacco products comprehensively 4.08 (0.99) 4.33 (0.89) <.001** 4.40 (0.83) <.001** 4.43 (0.82) <.001**
  1. * = statistically significant at p < 0.05; ** = statistically significant at p < 0.001
  2. Missing data was excluded
  3. 1: Strongly disagree; 5: Strongly agree; p-values indicate the use of paired samples t-tests to compare with baseline