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Table 2 Characteristics of the samples who completed both Pre and Post Fact Sheet surveys

From: Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes

Participant characteristics Aust n = 170 Sweden n = 187 UK n = 101 US n = 59
Age (mean ± SD, years) 38.6 (11.1) 41.6 (11.9) 40 (12.6) 47.2 (9.7)
Sex (% males) 31.8 26.2 40.0 44.1
Education (% tertiary education) 38.2 29.4 19.8 20.3
Dependence (% heavy smokers#) 20 3.7 10.8 20.3
Ever use of NRT, % of total 70.0 64.2 60.4 49.2
Ever use of ST, % of total 7.7 40.1 11.0 10.2
  1. NB: # heavy smokers means those who smoked more than 20 cigarettes per day and smoked first cigarette within 5 minutes of waking.