Table 4

Differences in factors associated with uptake among current users

FactorCigarette consumption
Low (n = 47)Moderate/high (n = 56)Puffer (n = 42)Non-daily (n = 88)Daily (n = 13)
*Response options: 1 = very important; 2 = somewhat important; 3 = not too important; 4 = not important at all.
†Response options: 1 = strongly agree; 2 = agree; 3 = disagree; 4 = strongly disagree.
FET, Fisher’s exact test.
Reaction to last few cigarettes
    Liked21%60%15%38%75%
    Neither44%23%22%36%8%
    Disliked35%17%63%26%17%
FET p<0.001FET p<0.001
Do you have own pack of cigarettes?
    Yes5%51%16%85%
    No95%49%84%15%
FET p<0.001FET p<0.001
How much did you inhale smoke deeply into your lungs
    Not at all3%13%8%8%
    A little27%18%29%8%
    Some54%29%41%23%
    A lot16%40%22%61%
FET p = 0.013FET p = 0.036
How long after waking up do you usually smoke your first cigarette?
    <30 mins0%21%0%54%
    >30 mins4%18%11%8%
    In afternoons38%35%37%15%
    In evening58%26%52%23%
FET p = 0.011FET p<0.001
Did you ever delay or put off something so you could smoke?
    Yes4%22%10%38%
    No96%78%90%62%
FET p = 0.067FET p = 0.019
Out of 100 students, how many do you think smoke at least once a week?
    All/most33%52%18%41%58%
    Some/none67%48%82%58%42%
FET p = 0.090FET p = 0.009
How do you think of yourself?
    A smoker7%40%7%17%62%
    A non-smoker20%4%41%15%0%
    An ex-smoker9%13%2%12%23%
    Not sure64%43%50%56%155
FET p<0.001FET p<0.001
How do your friends think of you?
    A smoker7%30%12%16%39%
    A non-smoker30%17%44%28%15%
    An ex-smoker9%11%2%9%8%
    Not sure54%42%42%47%38%
FET p = 0.021FET p = 0.166
How did you try to quit smoking?
    Never tried38%38%31%59%
    Just drifted away21%2%13%0%
    Stopped, no problem32%29%39%8%%
    Stopped, had cravings6%20%9%33%
    Cut down, then quit3%11%8%0%
FET p = 0.027FET p = 0.014
How much did you crave a cigarette last time went without cigarettes?
    Not at all40%41%51%8%
    A little26%15%18%15%
    Some11%15%13%23%
    A lot9%11%9%15%
    Never tried14%18%9%39%
FET p = 0.854FET p = 0.003
Have you ever used smokeless tobacco?
    Yes5%21%11%9%36%
    No95%79%89%91%64%
FET p = 0.023FET p = 0.047
Have you ever smoked a cigar?
    Yes35%48%16%39%67%
    No6552846133
FET p = 0.280FET p = 0.003
How important do the following people think it is for you to stay off cigarettes?*
    Mother1.281.801.251.372.50
t = 2.34, p = 0.022F = 8.18, p<0.001
    Best friend2.242.102.232.133.00
t = 0.49, p = 0.625F = 2.31, p = 0.105
    Most people your own age2.262.422.152.113.20
t = 0.39, p = 0.532F = 4.58, p = 0.012
Smoking related attitudes†
    Positive mental effects of smoking2.742.482.732.791.93
F = 2.14, p = 0.148F = 7.35, p = 0.001
    Positive appearance features of smoking3.132.973.093.172.51
F = 1.21, p = 0.274F = 5.18, p = 0.007
    Negative physical and social effects of smoking2.362.502.232.432.58
F = 0.71, p = 0.401F = 1.45, p = 0.240
    Rationalisations for the safety of smoking2.922.642.902.882.23
F = 3.25, p = 0.075F = 5.49, p = 0.005
    Smoking helps people meet other people2.872.962.803.082.42
F = 0.18, p = 0.672F = 3.42, p = 0.036
    If someone only smokes with friends and not when alone, that person is addicted to cigarettes2.882.942.973.042.58
F = 0.09, p = 0.771F = 1.13, p = 0.327
    I can easily control whether I smoke or not1.882.082.421.992.00
F = 0.84, p = 0.361F = 1.89, p = 0.156