Table 1

Proportions of pack characteristics from the survey of packs in smokers’ possession and the discarded pack collection

Excise tax stampsHealth warningsPacks not intended for the domestic market
Polish stampStamp issued by a country other than PolandStamp missing or damagedWarnings in PolishWarnings in some other languageNo warningsTax stamp issued by country other than Poland or no polish health warning
Survey of packs in smokers’ possession* N=400 (October 2011)85.2% (0.022)
(80.4% to 89.1%)
12.3% (0.021)
(8.8% to 17.0%)
2.4% (0.009)
(1.2% to 4.9%)
85.4% (0.022)
(80.6% to 89.2%)
13.4% (0.021)
(9.7% to 18.2%)
1.2% (0.006)
(0.5% to 3.2%)
14.6% (0.022)
(10.8% to 19.4%)
Discarded pack collection N=754 (September 2011)76.4% (0.015)
(73.2% to 79.3%)
9.4% (0.012)
(7.5% to 11.7%)
14.2% (0.013)
(11.9% to 16.9%)
84.4% (0.013)
(81.6% to 86.8%)
15.6% (0.013)
(13.2% to 18.4%)
0% (0)15.6% (0.013)
(13.2% to 18.4%)
Test of independenceF=9.017
p<0.003
F=1.770
p=0.184
F=31.383
p<0.001
F=0.162
p=0.687
F=0.763
p=0.382
F=7.919
p=0.005
F=0.162
p=0.687
• Numbers in parenthesis represent the SEs. The numbers in brackets represent the 95% CIs. If more than one pack of cigarettes was presented by a smoker in the survey of packs in smokers’ possession, we used information on the pack indicated as being smoked most often.

• *The data on pack characteristics for each survey response were weighted by the smoking intensity, as declared by the owner of each pack.