Table 1

Participant demographics and smoking characteristics

VariablePer cent (n)
Demographics
Gender
 Male71.4 (15)
Race
 African-American61.9 (13)
 Caucasian33.3 (7)
 Other4.8 (1)
Education
 At least high school71.4 (15)
Household income
 <$20 00076.2 (16)
Age in years
 Mean±SD (range)47.5±9.5 (29–62)
Smoking characteristics
Preferred cigarette brand
 Newport71.4 (15)
Preferred cigarette flavour
 Menthol81.0 (17)
Preferred little cigar brand
 Hats Off100.0 (21)
Preferred little cigar flavour
 Menthol71.4 (15)
 Unflavoured28.6 (6)
Little cigar frequency of use
 At least one per day57.1 (12)
 <one per day42.9 (9)
Cigarettes per day
 Mean±SD (range)17.4±4.3 (10–25)
Number of days in past 30 days using little cigars
 Mean±SD (range)19.3±10.2 (4–30)
Age of cigarette initiation
 Mean±SD (range)12.4±3.1 (7–19)
Age of little cigar initiation
 Mean±SD (range)33.9±12.2 (14–59)
FTND
 Mean±SD (range)6.8±1.5 (4–9)
Urinary cotinine (ng/mL/g creatinine)
 Mean±SD (range)1270±728 (255–2867)
  • FTND, Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence.