Table 1

Perceptions of cigarette sales in pharmacies: current (n=43) and former or never (n=155) tobacco users

Survey item*Tobacco use statusExtent of agreement n (%)Mean (SD)t Statistic and p value
Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNot sureSomewhat agreeStrongly agree
I am in favor of cigarettes being sold in pharmacies.Current7 (16)4 (9)11 (26)8 (19)13 (30)3.4 (1.4)−5.4
Former or never73 (47)26 (17)31 (20)13 (8)12 (8)2.1 (1.3)<0.001
It is appropriate for the government to ban cigarette sales in pharmacies.Current17 (40)4 (9)7 (16)6 (14)9 (21)2.7 (1.6)2.8
Former or never27 (17)11 (7)38 (25)33 (21)46 (30)3.4 (1.4)0.005
It is unethical for pharmacies to profit from the sale of cigarettes and the medicines used to treat diseases caused by smoking.Current14 (33)6 (14)10 (23)9 (21)4 (9)2.6 (1.4)2.9
Former or never27 (17)17 (11)32 (21)39 (25)40 (26)3.3 (1.4)0.004
  • *Strongly disagree=1, somewhat disagree=2, not sure=3, somewhat agree=4, strongly agree=5.