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Table 1 Cigarette butts collected, and number of occasions of people smoking in each unit courtyard

From: Observation of the extent of smoking in a mental health inpatient facility with a smoke-free policy

Courtyard location Cigarette butts counted (n, % of total) Occasions of people observed to smoke (n, % of total) Occasions of people who did not smoke (n, % of total)
Intensive care unit 0   1 .5% 20 10%
Older person’s unit 0   0   3 1.5%
General acute 1 423 20% 57 38% 54 27%
General acute 2       
  East courtyard 466 22% 32 21% 52 26%
  South courtyard 72 3% 2 1% 18 9%
Dual diagnosis       
  North courtyard 394 18% 23 15% 31 16%
  South courtyard 782 37% 37 24% 20 10%
Total 2137   152   198