Table 1.

The statements and corresponding scores of seven questions on knowledge and beliefs about smoking and cancer

QuestionsOptionsScores
Q1: Would you say light cigarettes are safer to smoke than regular cigarettes?True0
False1
Don't know0
Q2: What do you think is the most important cause of lung cancer in women?Genetics/heredity0
Radon0
Other chemicals or gases0
Tobacco smoking1
Stress0
Other specify0
Q3: Would you say the medical evidence that smoking is harmful is exaggerated?Totally agree0
Somewhat agree1
Somewhat disagree2
Totally disagree3
Q4: Would you say exposure to secondhand smoke is dangerous to a pregnant woman and her child?Totally agree3
Somewhat agree2
Somewhat disagree1
Totally disagree0
Q5: Would you say smoking cigarettes has been shown to cause lung cancer in women?Totally agree3
Somewhat agree2
Somewhat disagree1
Totally disagree0
Q6: Would you say smoking cigarettes is as addictive as other drugs such as heroin or cocaine?Totally agree3
Somewhat agree2
Somewhat disagree1
Totally disagree0
Q7: Would you say quitting smoking decreases the risk of getting lung cancer?Totally agree3
Somewhat agree2
Somewhat disagree1
Totally disagree0