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Table 1 Greek nursing students' attitudes towards tobacco control and smoking cessation by their smoking status

From: Nursing education and beliefs towards tobacco cessation and control: a cross- sectional national survey (GHPSS) among nursing students in Greece

  Total Smokers Non smokers p-value1
  % (n) % (n) % (n)  
Is there any policy that forbids smoking indoors on campus? (yes) 59.0 (111) 70.5 (43) 53.5 (68) 0.027
Is the above policy enforced? (yes) 25.5 (48) 37.7 (23) 19.7 (25) 0.025
Should tobacco sales to adolescents be forbidden? (yes) 87.4 (166) 85.7 (54) 88.1 (111) 0.643
Should tobacco advertisements totally forbidden? (yes) 81.0 (153) 74.6 (47) 84.0 (105) 0.122
Should tobacco smoking in restaurants be forbidden? (yes) 82.5 (156) 61.3 (38) 93.7 (118) <0.001
Should tobacco smoking in bars and cafes be forbidden? (yes) 65.6 (124) 33.9 (21) 81.8 (103) <0.001
Should tobacco smoking in all enclosed public places be forbidden? (yes) 79.1 (148) 50.8 (31) 92.8 (116) <0.001
Should health professionals receive formal training on smoking cessation? (yes) 95.3 (182) 93.6 (59) 96.1 (122) 0.461
Should health professionals act as role models for both patients and the public? (yes) 91.6 (175) 93.7 (59) 90.6 (115) 0.469
Should health professionals' advise their patients to quit smoking? (yes) 97.4 (184) 98.4 (60) 96.9 (123) 0.547
Do health professionals play a role in smoking cessation? (yes) 96.9 (185) 96.8 (61) 96.9 (123) 0.993
  1. 1: P-values based on two sided tests.