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Table 1 Comparison of tobacco abuse between Polish and English program students.

From: Tobacco abuse and physical activity among medical students

  Polish women Polish men English program Women English program Men
n 177 66 52 28
Coming from a big town 95 44 29 19
Coming from a small town 64 21 18 6
Coming from a village 18 0 5 3
Non-smokers 68.7% 60.6% 61.5% 50%
Episode of smoking in lifetime 19.9% 12.1% 30.8% 21.4%
Smokers 20.1% 27.3% 7.7% 28.6%
Smokers for (years) 4.2 4.6 5.7 4.2
First experience with cigarette smoking, min. 13 13 13 14
First experience with cigarette smoking, average 16 15 16 17
First experience with cigarette smoking, max. 20 20 20 21
Average number of cigarettes smoked per day 9.3 10.8 10.8 8.8