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Table 1 Smoking-permitted hotel locations in hotels with and without smoking-permitted guest rooms

From: Hotel smoking policies and their implementation: a survey of California hotel managers

Locations where smoking is permitted Nonsmoking hotels (do not offer smoking-permitted guest rooms) Smoking hotels (offer smoking-permitted guest rooms p-value
n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
Nowhere indoors 175 93.1 88.2, 96.1 0 0.0 0, 3.1 <.001
Indoor hallways outside of nonsmoking guest rooms 8 7.1 3.3, 13.9 6 13.3 5.5, 27.5 .212
Outdoor hallways outside of nonsmoking guest rooms 33 53.2 40.2, 65.8 42 77.8 64.1, 87.5 .006
Hotel lobby 4 2.2 0.7, 6.0 3 2.9 0.7, 9.0 .720
Banquet or meeting rooms 1 1.1 0.1, 6.8 2 4.5 0.1, 16.7 .203
Nowhere outdoors 17 9.1 5.5, 14.4 0 0.0 0, 4.4 .002
Only in designated outdoor areas 91 48.7 41.3, 56.0 38 36.5 27.5, 46.6 .046
Everywhere outdoors 79 42.2 35.1, 49.7 66 63.5 53.5, 72.5 .001
  1. Note. n-sizes varied depending on if a hotel had indoor or outdoor hallways and whether or not a hotel had a lobby, banquet, or meeting rooms
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