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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion

States add a special tax to the purchase of cigarettes. The national average tax is $1.18 per
pack and North Carolina's tax is $0.35 cents per pack.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.18 for people who smoke:

If part of the tax revenue was used to reduce tobacco use, particularly among kids?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,176 8,505 69.4 67.9-70.8 3,065 26.1 24.7-27.5 606 4.5 4.0- 5.2
-Buncombe County 374 294 77.3 71.2-82.4 72 19.7 15.1-25.2 8 3.1 1.1- 8.2
GENDER
Male 135 97 70.8 60.1-79.6 34 23.7 16.1-33.5 4 5.5 1.6-17.0
Female 239 197 82.7 76.2-87.7 38 16.3 11.4-22.8 4 1.0 0.3- 2.7
RACE
White 343 272 78.1 72.1-83.1 64 20.1 15.2-26.0 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6
Other 28 20 68.0 38.0-88.0 7 15.6 6.0-35.1 1 16.4 2.5-59.8
AGE
18-44 100 82 78.2 66.9-86.4 16 18.3 11.1-28.5 2 3.6 0.7-16.3
45+ 273 211 76.4 69.9-81.8 56 21.1 16.0-27.1 6 2.6 0.9- 7.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 73 62.9 50.0-74.3 31 30.3 20.4-42.4 5 6.7 1.7-23.4
Some College + 262 218 82.9 76.4-87.8 41 15.6 10.9-21.9 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 178 131 72.2 63.0-79.8 43 26.6 19.0-35.8 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
$50,000+ 153 134 86.2 78.6-91.4 17 11.4 7.0-18.2 2 2.4 0.5- 9.7

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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