Table 1

 Perceptions of truth telling by tobacco companies in 2004

Total (n = 2997)Smokers* (n = 638)Former smokers† (n = 835)Never smokers (n = 1524)
Data weighted by age and sex according to Australian Bureau of Statistics population Census data for 2001.
*Smokers include those who smoke daily, weekly or less than weekly.
†Former smokers include those who had smoked at least 100 cigarettes or an equivalent amount of tobacco in their lifetime.
Never tell the truth26.732.028.723.4
Mostly do not tell the truth52.339.356.555.5
Mostly tell the truth15.521.510.715.6
Always tell the truth0.
Don’t know/can’t say/refused4.