1. Instructions.....

This survey asks residents and employees of Berkeley County about their community. Please complete this survey only if you’re a resident of or work in Berkeley County.

This survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. It will ask you your perceptions about underage tobacco use in Berkeley County. There is no risk to you in completing the survey. Your responses to the survey will not be connected to you and they will remain anonymous. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may choose not to answer a question and you may quit the survey at any time. There are no right or wrong answers.

If you are unsure how to respond to any questions, please mark your best guess. If you feel strongly that you do not know which response to provide, you may mark “don’t know.”

* 1. How acceptable is it in Berkeley County for people under the age of 18 to use tobacco products?

* 2. To what extent do you agree with the following....

People under 18 in Berkeley County don't think that using tobacco products can affect their health or safety.

* 3. People under 18 don't think they will get cited/ticketed if they use tobacco products in Berkeley County.

* 4. People under 18 don't think there will be serious consequences even if they're cited/ticketed for using tobacco products in Berkeley County.

* 5. Parents and families in Berkeley County allow underage persons to use tobacco.

* 6. People under 18 in Berkeley County think using tobacco is cool or expected.

* 7. How easy do you think it is for...

Youth under 18 to purchase tobacco in stores in Berkeley County?

* 8. Youth under 18 to get tobacco by asking an adult to buy it for them in Berkeley County?

* 9. Youth under 18 to sneak tobacco products from their home or a friend's home, without parents knowing, in Berkeley County?

* 10. Youth under 18 to get tobacco from a parent, with their permission, in Berkeley County?

* 11. Youth under 18 to steal tobacco products from a store in Berkeley County?

* 12. How much do police focus on enforcing the laws related to underage tobacco use in Berkeley County?

* 13. How likely is it...

If someone under 18 were using tobacco products in Berkeley County, how likely is it that police would give them a ticket?

* 14. If someone under 18 were ticketed for using tobacco products in Berkeley County, how likely is it that they would face adequate penalties?

* 15. How likely are police in Berkeley County to check businesses randomly to ensure they do not sell tobacco to minors?

* 16. How likely are police in Berkeley County to cite/ticket an adult for giving tobacco products to someone under 18?

* 17. If a high school student in Berkeley County were using tobacco products at school (during school hours or at a special event after school hours), how likely is it that school officials/SRO/law enforcement would write them a ticket?

* 18. If a high school student in Berkeley County were caught using tobacco products at school, how likely is it that the school would punish them by...

  Very Likely Somewhat Likely Not Very Likely Not At All Likely Don't Know
Giving them a citation/ticket
Referring them to a tobacco education class
Suspending them
Sending them to BMC/in school suspension
Expelling them

* 19. How much concern do you have about the following in Berkeley County...

  No Concern Minor Concern Moderate Concern Serious Concern
Smoking by youth under 18
Use of chew by youth under 18
Use of marijuana by youth
Use of alcohol by youth under 21

* 20. How do you feel about each of the following statements?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree or Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
It is ok for youth under 18 to smoke
It is ok for youth under 18 to chew/dip
It is never ok for a person under the age of 18 to smoke
It is never ok for a person under the age of 18 to chew/dip
Experimenting with smoking is a part of growing up
Experimenting with chew/dip is a part of growing up
Report a problem

T