Table 1B.

Results of the questionnaires from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were smokers, before and after the RA and smoking awareness campaign.

Questions for SmokersAnswersPrecampaign, n = 62 (%)Postcampaign, n = 75 (%)Smokers Identified Pre- and Revisited Postcampaign, n = 40/62 (%)
No. cigarettes smoked per day< 55 (7)10 (14)4 (10)
5–1022 (36)22 (29)13 (32)
11–2024 (40)37 (50)20 (50)
> 2011 (17)6 (7)3 (8)
How do you feel about your smoking?Planning to stop5 (7)10 (13)1 (2)
Concerned*29 (47)41 (55)26 (65)
Contented**28 (46)24 (32)13 (33)
Did finding out about the effects of smoking on RA help you to think about quitting?YesNot asked24 (32)15 (38)
No9 (12)8 (19)
Not aware of link42 (56)17 (43)
If smoking less than in 2011 were you influenced by finding out link between RA and smoking?YesNot asked7/49 (14)6/26 (23)
No12/49 (25)8/26 (31)
Not aware of link30/49 (61)12/26 (46)
Do you think that the new information about RA and smoking will increase the chances that you will quit in the future?YesNot asked26 (35)18 (46)
No23 (30)11 (27)
Not sure42 (32)11 (27)
No answer2 (3)
  • * Concerned: thinking about stopping.

  • ** Contented: not thinking about stopping.