Student Perceptions of Smoking, Tobacco Use on Campus, and a Tobacco-Free Campus
This survey was completed by a total of 350 students in a cross-section of classes on DACC campus during the Fall/2011 semester. Students in various classes took the survey, and every effort was taken to represent students from all areas of the campus. The following are the results of the survey, with a 5% margin of error. Further surveys will be done in future semesters to gather more information regarding student perceptions on smoking and tobacco use on campus.
Question 1: Second hand smoke is smoke from someone else’s cigarette, cigar, or pope that you breathe. How often would you say you are exposed to second hand smoke on campus?
11.6% A few times a day
20.7% A few times a week
12.7% A few times a month
33.2% Less than that or never
Question 2: Do you have any allergy/sensitivity (ie. Asthma, sneezing, watery eyes, etc.) that are triggered by exposure to tobacco smoke?
24.3 % Yes
Question 3: Would you say second hand smoke on campus typically bothers you a lot, a little, or not at all?
18.4% A lot
36.8% A little
44.3% Not at all
Question 4: Would you say that tobacco use in the form of smokeless or spit tobacco typically bothers you a lot, a little, or not at all?
16.8% A lot
30.3% A little
52% Not at all
Question 5: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Daily exposure to even small amounts of second hand smoke is a serious health risk.”
45.8% Strongly agree
40.9% Somewhat agree
7.5% Somewhat disagree
5.8% Strongly disagree
Question 6: Do you agree with DACC taking steps to reduce the effects of second hand smoke and tobacco use by becoming a tobacco free campus as of August 1, 2012?
45.7% Strongly agree
29.7% Somewhat agree
11.7% Somewhat disagree
12.6% Strongly disagree
Question 7: Do you currently smoke?
Question 8: Do you currently use any smokeless or spit tobacco products?
Question 9: If you answered yes to questions 7 or 8, would you like to be informed of resources to assist you to quit?