Smoking ban in Washington, DC




Smoking Ban in the District of Columbia


An electric bulletin board at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
says ' Smoking is prohibited in public places inside the terminal.


The D.C. Council gave final approval to a broad banned in bars, restaurants, night clubs, and other public
places, to add the nation's capital to a growing list of smoke-free cities and states. It exempted the outdoor
areas, hotel guest rooms, retail tobacco outlets, cigar bars, and business, which can show that they receive
10% or more of their annual revenue from tobacco sales, excluding cigarette bending machines.
The District's smoking ban, modeled closely on New York City's, enforced from January 2007.
Source: Washingtonpost.com


(L) The sign plate, which shows the prohibited act in the Metroraiway, Washington, DC area
(R) A Metro train on the platform of Silver Spring station

(L) A plateform of the Amtrak Acela Express
(R) No-smoking sign plate on the railway plateform of the Union Station, Washington, DC

(L) No-smoking sign plate within 25 feet (7.6 meter) from building was posted near the Union Station.
(M)(R) A few people were smoking at the area not far from the station entrance.

(L) No-smoking sign plate within 15 feet (4.6 meter ) from building. This photo was taken near a pizza house, in a bussiness distract.
(R) An oriental man, probably Chinese, was smoking while walking on a sidewalk near the National Art and Space Museum.

No-smoking sign besides of the entrance door to the emergency room of Washington Hospital Center

A numerous cigarette butt discarded around the service fence entrance of the emergency room.

(L) The L'Enfant Plaza Hotel is a complete smokefree hotel. In case of smoking inside hotel will result in a penalty up to $300.
The hotel groups of Westin, Sheraton and Marriott in North America are 100% smokefree.
(R) A view of the Washington Monument from the window of a guest room of L'Enfant Plaza Hotel


2007年1月から首都、ワシントンでレストラン、バー、ナイトクラブでの喫煙を禁止する規制法を実施した。
ただし、ホテルの喫煙室、タバコの売り上げが売り上げの10%以上のシガーバーなどは規制から除外された。
北に隣接するメリーランド州では2007年5月から「Clean Indoor Air Act」が施行され、閉鎖空間内の職場、
レストランバー、クラブが全面禁煙となっている。南に隣接するバージニア州では2009年12月からレストラン、
バーでの喫煙が禁止された。クラブとタバコ関連施設は除外された。


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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Japan high speed railways Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
Thailand Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
Hong Kong Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
Canada smoking ban Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice


 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland

Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia

Smoke-free hotels in Japan
Smoke-free hotels in Tokyo
Smoke-free hotels in Kyoto and Nara, Japan


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Smoking ban in Washington, D.C.
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首都ワシントンの喫煙規制
2008年11月執筆 2009年11月英文加筆 2010年10月改訂
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD., in October 2010.



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