Survey Results

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Survey Results

In December of 2009 we sent out a survey to solicit feedback about a proposed policy shift that would make Chemeketa campuses and centers a tobacco free environment. The results can be found below.

Chemeketa Survey on Secondhand Smoke Results


  Student Staff All
Total number of surveys sent 13,895 727 14,622
Total respondents 1,754 350 2,104
Response rate 12.6% 48.1% 14.4%


  Student Staff All
1. How often do you smoke cigarettes?
  Every day 15 % 4 % 13 %
  A few times a week 4 % 0 % 3 %
  Rarely 7 % 2 % 6 %
  Never 74 % 94 % 78 %


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2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements:
a.   It is okay for colleges to prohibit smoking on campus if that is necessary to keep second-hand smoke away from other students and staff.
  Strongly Agree 46 % 52 % 47 %
  Agree 24 % 23 % 23 %
  Disagree 14 % 16 % 15 %
  Strongly Disagree 16 % 9 % 15 %
b. Daily exposure to even small amounts of second-hand smoke is a serious health risk.
  Strongly Agree 43 % 47 % 44 %
  Agree 33 % 32 % 33 %
  Disagree 15 % 15 % 15 %
  Strongly Disagree 9 % 6 % 8 %
c. I would prefer a "smoke-free" college.
  Strongly Agree 49 % 58 % 50 %
  Agree 18 % 18 % 18 %
  Disagree 13 % 13 % 13 %
  Strongly Disagree 20 % 11 % 19 %


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3. How often are you exposed to second-hand smoke on the Chemeketa campus? Second‑hand smoke is defined as smoke from someone else's cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
  Daily 56 % 50 % 55 %
  Weekly 19 % 30 % 21 %
  Rarely 19 % 17 % 18 %
  Never 6 % 3 % 6 %


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4. How much does second-hand smoke on the Chemeketa campus bother you?
  A lot 47 % 55 % 49%
  A little 21 % 26 % 22 %
  Not at all 32 % 19 % 29 %


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5. Have you experienced any immediate health effects from second-hand smoke on the Chemeketa campus, such as coughing, wheezing, or allergic reaction
  Yes 29 % 29 % 29 %
  No 71 % 71 % 71 %


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6. Do you currently use any of the following smokeless tobacco products?
a. Chewing tobacco (chew, chaw, plug)
  Yes 2 % 1 % 2 %
  No 98 % 99 % 98 %
b. Dry Snuff (inhaled)
  Yes 1 % 0 % 1 %
  No 99 % 100 % 99 %
c. Moist Snuff (dip, pinch)
  Yes 2 % 0 % 2 %
  No 98 % 100 % 98 %
d. Snus
  Yes 2 % 0 % 2 %
  No 98 % 100 % 98 %
e. Other
  Yes 1 % 0 % 1 %
  No 99 % 100 % 99 %


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7. If you currently smoke cigarettes or use smokeless tobacco products, would you like to quit?
  Yes 32 % 19 % 31 %
  No 47 % 62 % 48 %
  Maybe 20 % 19 % 21 %