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Table 1 Sample characteristics on snus users background, snus use, and experiences of snus use. (%) n = 118

From: Snus cessation patterns - a long-term follow-up of snus users in Sweden

All who made use of snus
Sex (n = 117)
  Men 77.1
  Women 22.0
Age (present) median 65
(std11)
Education
  Secondary school (9 years) 22.9
  High school 36.4
  University 40.7
Snus use
Time since smoking cessation/start for snus use (years) median 22.5
How long using snus
  1–4 weeks 1.8
  1–6 months 3.4
  6–12 months 6.8
  More than a year 37.6
  Still using 50.4
Necessary to succeed with a smoking cessation 82.3
Perceived risks with daily use (no or small risk)
  Mouth cancer 43.6
  Heart and cardiovascular diseases 48.3
Snus-free only (n = 59)
Experiences of snus use
  More positive than negative 46.6
Active snus users only (n = 59)
High degree of dependence (mean 7.9) 87.3
Wish to quit with snus
  No 76.8