Table 1

Smokers’ beliefs about their usual cigarette brand: International Tobacco Control (ITC) China (Wave 3 weighted percentages)

FactorOverall (N=5166)
(%)
‘Light/low tar’ cigarette smokers (n=3829)
(%)
‘Regular’ cigarette smokers (n=1050)
(%)
‘Don't know brand type’ cigarette smokers (n=287)
(%)
My brand is smootherχ2 (df=10)=256.86, p<0.001
 Strongly disagree2.62.34.11.5
 Disagree23.821.134.621.9
 Neutral15.713.921.120.3
 Agree50.555.733.440.9
 Strongly agree2.32.61.90.5
 Don't know5.14.54.815.0
My brandχ2 (df=6)=284.64, p<0.001
 No different60.458.866.959.5
 A little less harmful28.332.616.113.6
 A little more harmful4.03.08.03.6
 Don't know7.35.69.023.3