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Table 4 Mean importance score excluding ‘don’t know’ responses

From: Understanding perceived availability and importance of tobacco control interventions to inform European adoption of a UK economic model: a cross-sectional study

  Intervention (Type of the intervention) Mean importance scorea (SD) N
1 Pb: Restrictions on smoking in workplaces and public places 1.89 (0.40) 92
2 Cc: Individual counselling by specially trained professionals with medication (e.g. NRT or bupropion) 1.86 (0.44) 90
3 P: Advertising restrictions/bans 1.83 (0.46) 92
4 C: Group counselling by specially trained professionals with medication (e.g. NRT or bupropion) (Combined) 1.81 (0.45) 89
5 P: Tax increase 1.80 (0.48) 91
6 Bd: Individual counselling by specially trained professionals 1.79 (0.49) 89
7 B: Group counselling by specially trained professionals 1.77 (0.49) 92
8 P: Restrictions on sales to minors (Population-level) 1.79 (0.53) 91
9 B: Advice on smoking cessation given according to the 5-step protocol (minimal intervention) 1.76 (0.53) 82
10 Me: Nicotine replacement therapy 1.74 (0.53) 91
11 B: Brief advice on smoking cessation given during one general-practitioner consultation 1.70 (0.64) 93
12 M: Varenicline 1.59 (0.64) 61
13 P: Mass media campaigns 1.53 (0.69) 89
14 C: Brief advice by a general practitioner and medication 1.44 (0.70) 91
15 P: Product labelling and information/ Health warnings on tobacco products 1.47 (0.75) 91
16 B: Telephone counselling 1.36 (0.67) 85
17 M: Bupropion 1.40 (0.72) 65
18 B: Stage-based interventions 1.39 (0.77) 70
19 B: Internet based interventions 1.32 (0.72) 77
20 B: Computer tailored programs 1.20 (0.72) 75
21 B: Mobile phone-based interventions 1.14 (0.69) 76
22 B: Community pharmacy-based services 1.22 (0.82) 78
23 B: Self-help manuals 1.08 (0.78) 90
24 Nf: Hypnosis-based interventions 0.40 (0.59) 75
25 N: Acupuncture 0.41 (0.63) 81
26 N: Aromatherapy 0.15 (0.40) 72
27 N: Magnetic resonance therapy 0.12 (0.37) 68
28 N: Homeopathy 0.28 (0.53) 78
29 N: Smokeless tobacco 0.30 (0.59) 73
30 N: Herbs 0.22 (0.56) 74
  1. aThe score ranged from 0 to 2 with 0 representing not important and 2 representing important. The ‘don’t know’ response was missing
  2. bP = Population-level intervention
  3. cC = Combined pharmacological and behavioural intervention
  4. dB = Behavioural intervention
  5. eM = Pharmacological intervention
  6. fN = Non-conventional intervention