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Table 1 Descriptive characteristic and survey response

From: How a sample of English stop smoking services and vape shops adapted during the early COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods cross-sectional survey

  Stop smoking service (SSS) n = 46 (%) Vape shops n = 59 (%)
Region
 South England 22 (47.9) 32 (54.2)
 North of England 18 (39.1) 14 (23.8)
 Midlands 6 (13) 13 (22)
Able to stay open in some capacity?
 Yes, but with changes 35 (76.1) 13 (22)
 Yes, no changes 9 (19.6) 2 (3.4)
 No 2 (4.3) 44 (74.6)
Did your service/business furlough any staff?
 No 43 (93.5) 12 (20.3)
 Yes 3 (6.5) 47 (79.7)
Did your service/business make any changes to business as usual?
 No 3 (5.1)
 Yes 46 (100) 56 (94.9)
Vape shops only: What best describes the health of your business?
 Business has declined   42 (71.2)
 Business is doing better   4 (6.8)
 Business is more or less the same   3 (5.1)
 Part or all of my business is at risk of closure   3 (5.1)
 Not answered   7 (11.8)
Special arrangements in place for vulnerable people who smoke?
 No 33 (71.7) 17 (28.8)
 Yes 13 (28.3) 21 (35.6)
 Unsure 9 (15.3)
 Not answered 12 (20.3)
Started to work with other organisations?
 No 39 (84.8) 57 (96.6)
 Yes 7 (15.2) 2 (3.4)
Cost involved in these extra measures?+ (for those who stayed open)
 No 3 (6.8) 12 (57.1)
 Yes 15 (34.1) 9 (42.9)
 Unsure (unable to answer) or not applicable 26 (59)
Considering implementing these new changes in the longer term?*
 No 6 (20) 12 (60)
 Yes 24 (80) 8 (40)
  1. +SSS n = 44, Vape shops = 21: *SSS n = 30, Vape shops n = 20. Furlough refers to the UK government COVID-19 job retention scheme, allowing employers to suspend employment in the absence of work with a government salary subsidy