Table 1

Characteristics of current smokers by survey year

Variables (%)Pre-policy change (2011) survey n=1104Post-policy change (2013) survey n=1093
Age in years
 18–242.62.0
 25–3918.517.0
 40–5543.440.5
 55+35.540.5
Gender
 Male45.546.4
 Female54.553.6
Education
 Low53.654.4
 Medium27.128.7
 High19.316.9
Income
 Low26.429.8
 Medium26.926.3
 High41.135.6
 No information5.68.3
Cigarettes per day
 <1028.628.4
 11–2043.441.7
 21–3021.522.6
 30+6.57.3
Made at least one quit attempt in the past year39.837.1
Survey mode
 Web38.749.4
 Phone61.350.6
Year of recruitment
 200219.114.0
 20031.91.6
 20044.73.7
 20055.23.8
 200612.98.8
 200714.810.5
 20094.32.5
 201012.97.4
 201124.312.4
 201335.2
  • Percentages are based on unweighted data.

  • –, Not applicable.