Smoking Restriction in Hotels of the World

Smoking ban in hotels of the world 2006-2019

Marriott, Boston

In response to new information from the public health authorities overthe past few years regarding
the dangers of secondhand smoke, requests for non-smoking guest rooms have been on the rise.
Many smokers arealso in the habit of requesting smoke-free rooms, increasing the demand. Marriott,
Sheraton and Westin in North America already had 100 percent of its guest rooms designated as

For hotels, the benefits outweigh the possible loss of bookings from smoking guests. Smoking rooms
incurred more costs for cleaning and repairs of burned furniture and carpeting. Furthermore, having
all rooms designated as non-smoking simplifies tracking available room inventory. Hotel chains continue
to decrease the ratio of smoking guest rooms to total. Now, most UK hotels are removing smoking
space from their facilities. The Choice hotel groups are completely smoke-free. They want to offer their
guest rooms free from a tobacco hazard and their employers a working environment in which prohibits
smoking. The choice has removed the opportunity to book from their web site. The demand for a
smoking guest room is almost zero.Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act has enforced that all guest rooms
in Taiwan's hotels should be entirely smoke-free. A separate booth for smoking, which has an independent
ventilation system, is allowed. The city of Boston prohibits put the light on tobacco in a hotel, which
includes to provide a smoking guest room in inns and hotels.

Marriott's brands include JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. These changes to entirely to smoke inside,
are limited to the United States and Canada, since other countries view smoking differently. All Disney
owned resorts are non-smoking.However, a few hotels that cater to international travelers will continue
to offer smoking room.

Hotels face costs of converting to be non-smoking, as rooms must be deep-cleaned. USA Today reported
the Westin conversion came at a cost of $200 per room, due to cleaning, repairs and installation of new
air filters.


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.

 Quebec La Malbale, Quebec City
 Quebec Montreal
 Ontario Ottawa
 Ontario London, Niagara Falls, Toronto
 British Columbia Whistler
 British Columbia Vancuover 
 British Columbia Emerald Lake
 Alberta Jasper, Icefield, Lake Louise
 Alberta Cargary
 Alberta Edmonton

 Massachusetts Boston
 New York New York
 Illinois Chicago
 Michigan Lake Superior
 Michigan Bay City, Detroit
 Washington DC
 Florida Miami
 Florida Miami Airport
 Hawaii Oahu Island
 Hawaii Kauai Island
 Hawaii Maui Island  
 Hawaii Big Island
 Guam Guam Island
 Seattle Washington
 US National Parks Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone
 San Francisco California
 Alaska Hotels
 Alaska Lodges

 New Zealand South Island, Maruia Spings
 New Zealand South Island, Lake Wanaka
 New Zealand South Island, Lake Te Anau
Australia smoking ban Australia South Australia, Adelade
Australia smoking ban Australia Queensland, Noosa Heads 2012
Australia smoking ban Australia Queensland, Brisbane 2012
Australia smoking ban Australia Canberra, Sydney, NSW 2014
Australia smoking ban Australia Gold Coast, Queensland and Beach resort, NSW 2014
 Taiwan Kaohsiung, Taipei
 Taiwan Sun Moon Lake, Taipei
 Thailand Bangkok, Ayutaya
 India New Dehli, Agra
Korea Korea Busan, Gyeongju, Seoul

 Bhutan Thimphu World's first detailed survey of a major Buutan hotels in 2012
 Bhutan Paro
World's first detailed survey of a major Buutan hotels in 2012

 Hong Kong
 China Shanghai 2013
 China Beijing 2019
Japan high speed railways Japan Tokyo
Japan high speed railways Japan Local hotels

 Finland Helsinki
 Sweden Stockholm
 Sweden Malmo    
 Denmark Odense
 France Paris
 France Charles de Gaulle Airport
 France Mount Saint-Michel
 France Marseille
 France Nice
 France Lyon
 France Strasbourg
 Monaco Monaco

 Netherland Amstererdam
 Netherland Amstererdam Airport Shiphol
Germany Germany: Berlin
Germany Germany: Freiburg
Germany Germany: Heidelberg, Munchen

Switzerland Switzerland: Basel
Switzerland Switzerland: Bern, Geneva, Ovronnaz
 Austria: Salzburg, Wien
 Spain Madrid Barcelna
 Portugal Lisbon
Malta smoking ban Malta
Italy smoking ban Italy Palermo
 Ireland Dingle peninsula, Clifden
 Russia Moscow 2014
 Russia Saint Petersburg 2014

Norway Norway Oslo 2015
Norway Norway Bergen 2015
Norway Norway Fjord 2015
 UK London 2016
Norway Norway Fjord 2016

Footprints on the earth by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto

Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains Ban Smoking
   The minimum percentage of non-smoking hotel guest rooms in the U.S. States
Choice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.

A partial smoking ban in a hotel does not protect guests from dangers of tobacco.

Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately protect people from the dangers of
tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University study published in the Journal Tobacco

Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence of tobacco-smoke in a random sample
of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans while 30 others had some dedicated non-
smoking rooms. Compared with hotels that prohibit smoking, hotels with only partial ban had higher surface
and air nicotine levels.

That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban. Only five U.S. states, Indiana,
Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motels and hotel rooms to be smoke free.
Four cities in California, including Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers say guests who want to avoid
tobacco exposure should stay only in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013

A smoke-free twin bedroom at Saint Petersburg in Russia

Smoke-free Russia

Under the legislation, from June 2013, 100% smoke-free policies will be implemented in educational, medical,
cultural and sport facilities, all government buildings, elevators and stairwells of apartment buildings, public
transportation and airports and all playgrounds and beaches. From June, 2014, no-smoke zone will be
extended to hospitality venues, including hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants and long-distance trains. July 2014

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The photographs were taken and the article was written by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,
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