Table 1

Demographic characteristics of recent cigarette purchasers, Vermont (n=301)

Characteristic
Sex, n (%)
 Female154 (51)
 Male147 (49)
Age, median (IQR)32 (24, 44)
Ethnicity,* n (%)
 American not of Hispanic descent285 (95)
 Other16 (5)
Smoking frequency, n (%)
 Daily285 (95)
 Less than daily16 (5)
Intention to quit, n (%)
 Within month46 (15)
 Thinking about quitting, but not within month208 (69)
 No interest in quitting47 (16)
Quit attempts in the past year, n (%)
 093 (31)
 1–2120 (40)
 3+88 (29)
Type of purchase, n (%)
 Planned267 (89)
 Unplanned34 (11)
Purchase other than usual brand, n (%)
 No258 (86)
 Yes43 (14)
Support for POS advertising ban, n (%)
 Disagree/Neutral244 (81)
 Agree57 (19)
POS influences brand choice, n (%)
 Disagree/Neutral262 (87)
 Agree39 (13)
POS makes quitting harder, n (%)
 Disagree/Neutral207 (69)
 Agree94 (31)
Education,†* n (%)
 ≤High school diploma39 (19)
 >High school diploma163 (82)
Time to first smoke,†* n (%)
 ≤5 min39 (20)
 >5 min161 (81)
Cigarettes per day,†* n (%)
 <1581 (41)
 ≥15119 (60)
  • *Percentages do not add to 100% as a result of rounding.

  • †Data available for subset of 201 participants.

  • POS, point of sale.