airport smoking

Smoking nonetheless allowed at most of global’s busiest airports

According to a newly launched file from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at among the international’s busiest airports tourists continue to be explosed to 2d-hand cigarette smoke, which the Surgeon General has declared a health threat at any stage of exposure.

The report, posted this week, observed that as of August 2017 more than half of (27) of the world’s 50 busiest airport still allow smoking in positive regions, whilst 23 (forty six percent) were smoke-free.

Among the 10 busiest airports within the international, the document discovered that half of nonetheless allow smoking in positive indoor regions: Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International, Dubai International, Hong Kong International, Paris’s Charles de Gaulle, and Tokyo International.

Beijing Capital International, Chicago O’Hare, London Heathrow, Los Angeles International and Shanghai Pudong International, additionally among the pinnacle 10 busiest airports, are smoke-unfastened.

Among North American airports on the list of the 50 busiest, the CDC file observed that 14 of 18 had a smoke-free coverage, but that Atlanta, Denver, McCarran International in Las Vegas and Mexico City International airports still allow smoking in a few areas. (Washington-Dulles, a busy hub, however now not among the 50 international’s busiest airports, also has smoking areas.)

Denver International, the document notes, closed three of its four smoking indoor smoking rooms in the beyond few years and is scheduled to snuff out the very last one in 2018 whilst its hire expires. And whilst it is not a few of the 50 international’s busiest airports, the record mentions that Salt Lake City International, a large-hub U.S. airport, additionally recently applied a smoke-free policy.

But at the same time as Beijing Capital International Airport, the sector’s 2nd busiest airport, is smoke-loose, “Sadly, Las Vegas, Dulles and Atlanta have no longer budged on going smoke-loose,” said Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.

Officials at Atlanta International, the arena’s busiest airport, say they're nicely aware of the calls to create a smoke-unfastened surroundings on the airport, but haven't any plans to shut their smoking areas.

“Creating a smoke-free coverage would pressure smokers to discover locations during the airport to mild up and disclose other visitors to secondhand smoke,” stated ATL spokesperson Andrew Gobeil, “And smokers may move out of doors the terminal and create a further burden on protection strains as those passengers re-input screening areas.”

Inconvenience aside, “Millions of people who journey through and work in airports that permit smoking are unnecessarily uncovered to secondhand smoke,” said U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, “Smoke-unfastened airports can shield people from this preventable fitness danger.”

My tale approximately smoking at airports first appeared in a slightly specific shape on USATODAY’s Today inside the Sky.


Denver International Airport going smoke-loose

George Eastman House, via Flickr Commons

According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, indoor smoking is absolutely banned at 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports.

Make that 28. Well, nearly.

Denver International Airport (DIA), which currently has 4 indoor smoking lounges, announced Friday that 3 of those smoking areas may be shutting down.

According to a declaration from the airport, concessionaires, Airport Lounges and Quiz-DIA, have agreed to shut the 3 smoking lounges they presently operate by the stop of the year. The fourth lounge, Timberline, operated through Smokin’ Bear, LLC, will shut down after its hire expires in 2018.

Two Aviator’s Lounges will near this year: the only in Jeppesen Terminal and the one on the B Concourse. The Jeppesen Terminal living room becomes a Jamba Juice and the B Concourse front room will re-open as a fish fry eating place called the Aviator’s Sports Bar.

The 1/3 lounge to be closed is in the Mesa Verde Restaurant and Bar at the A Concourse. Mesa Verde can be revamped to offer extra seating.

The fourth indoor smoking front room – inside Timberline Steaks & Grill on Concourse C – will stay open till 2018.

After that: no smoking at Denver International Airport.

Here’s a link to a (long) listing of different U.S. airports that ban smoking.

What do you believe you studied: ought to ALL airports ban smoking?



Hold On to Your Butt Day at San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the many airfields around the u . s . a . wherein there’s no smoking allowed inside the terminals.


So passengers should go outdoor the terminals to mild up. And when they’re achieved, many of the ones smokers throw their butts at the ground.

It’s no longer just airports: in keeping with folks on the Surfrider Foundation,  cigarette butts are the maximum littered item round the sector.

So in San Diego this Saturday, November 14th, 2009, from 10 am till midday, agencies of human beings will display up at numerous busy San Diego intersections – and at the San Diego International Airport – at hand out ashtrays and ask humans to smooth up their butts.

It’s all part of “Hold Onto your Butt” Awareness Day.