Table 2

Actions taken by non-smokers in response to smelling cigarette smoke coming into their apartment from outside their apartments (n=116)

Action% of respondents*
*The sum of the percentages is greater than 100% since subjects could endorse more than one action.
Used an air freshener or scented candle34.5
Kept the windows closed26.7
Kept the windows open20.7
Complained to the building owner or manager15.5
Put a towel under the door12.1
Used an “air cleaner” to remove smoke7.8
Complained to the smoker6.9
Caulked or weather stripped around doors6.0
Closed off an exhaust fan3.5