Table 1

Characteristics of current smokers at baseline in the Ontario Tobacco Survey who had made at least one quit attempt (n=1277)

CharacteristicnPer cent
Marital status
 Less than high school19215.0
 High school or more108585.0
Children at home
Ever used pharmacotherapy
Ever used behavioural therapy
Number of previous quit attempts at baseline
 5 or more35227.6
Frequency of smoking at baseline
 Daily smoker (every day)109285.5
 Occasional smoker (less than daily)18514.5
Heaviness of smoking index
  • Heaviness of smoking index calculated from daily cigarette consumption and the time to first cigarette after waking (scores of 0–2 were classified as low, 3–6 as high).19