Table 2

Percentage of respondents reporting the source of their last purchase of cigarettes: France, the Netherland, Ireland and Scotland

FranceThe NetherlandsIrelandScotland
Wave 1 (December 2006–January 2007)Wave 2 (September–November 2008)Wave 1 (March–April 2008)Wave 4 (May–June 2010)Wave 5 (May–June 2011)Wave 1 (December 2003–January 2004)Wave 2 (December 2004–January 2005)Wave 3 (February– March 2006)Wave 3 (February– March 2006)
Out of country (inside EU)12.816.7***1.42.7**
Out of country (outside EU)
Duty free1.**1.82.2
Any direct purchase (mail, phone or internet)
Someone else (eg, independent seller)
Refused/don't know/other†**
  • †Unlike other ITC surveys, the Netherland surveys do not contain a follow-up open-ended question for individuals who responded ‘other’ as the source of their last purchase of cigarettes. See text for more details; n represents the total number of valid responses (ie, the denominator). *, ** and ***: significant difference at 5%, 1% and 0.1% with previous time period. These should be interpreted with great caution as the number of comparisons is absurdly high.

  • EU, European Union; ITC, International Tobacco Control.