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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 349 247 70.8 63.8-76.9 89 25.1 19.5-31.7 13 4.1 1.8- 9.4
GENDER
Male 117 74 63.0 50.4-74.1 37 30.4 20.3-42.8 6 6.6 2.0-20.1
Female 232 173 76.3 69.2-82.2 52 21.3 15.7-28.3 7 2.4 1.1- 5.1
RACE
White 206 139 67.5 57.7-75.9 60 27.2 19.7-36.3 7 5.4 1.8-14.8
Other 139 105 75.9 65.8-83.8 28 21.6 14.0-31.8 6 2.5 1.1- 5.7
AGE
18-44 116 83 69.1 57.4-78.7 29 25.8 17.1-37.0 4 5.1 1.4-16.6
45+ 230 161 72.2 65.0-78.4 60 24.7 18.7-31.9 9 3.1 1.6- 6.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 83 60.8 48.7-71.7 42 30.8 21.4-42.0 8 8.5 2.9-22.4
Some College + 216 164 76.7 68.1-83.5 47 21.7 15.0-30.4 5 1.6 0.6- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 121 67.0 57.0-75.7 50 24.5 17.6-33.0 11 8.5 3.5-19.3
$50,000+ 125 97 75.4 63.5-84.4 28 24.6 15.6-36.5 0 0.0 . - .

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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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