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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 349 231 67.8 60.8-74.1 103 29.7 23.6-36.7 15 2.5 1.4- 4.5
GENDER
Male 128 81 61.5 49.8-71.9 46 38.4 27.9-50.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Female 221 150 73.2 65.4-79.7 57 22.3 16.3-29.8 14 4.5 2.4- 8.2
RACE
White 264 169 64.8 56.9-72.0 83 32.4 25.4-40.3 12 2.8 1.4- 5.2
Other 81 60 73.4 58.8-84.3 18 24.6 14.1-39.3 3 2.0 0.5- 7.4
AGE
18-44 86 65 73.4 59.9-83.6 20 25.8 15.7-39.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5
45+ 261 164 62.7 55.8-69.2 83 33.3 27.0-40.2 14 4.0 2.2- 7.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 102 56 61.5 47.5-73.8 43 37.2 25.0-51.2 3 1.3 0.4- 4.3
Some College + 247 175 70.5 62.3-77.5 60 26.5 19.7-34.7 12 3.0 1.5- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 131 86 70.7 59.6-79.7 39 26.6 17.9-37.5 6 2.8 1.1- 6.9
$50,000+ 165 121 69.9 59.8-78.4 40 28.4 20.0-38.5 4 1.7 0.6- 5.2

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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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