Smoking ban in a restaurant and hotel in Alaska
Anchorage has banned in all enclosed workplaces, including bars, restaurants,
and private clubs.
Everyone in the Municipality of Anchorage is entitled to a smoke-free workplace
and smoke-free access to
public places as defined in the smoking ordinance, AMC 16.65 with was amended
in 2006 to prohibit smoking
in all public places. In the Municipality of Anchorage smoking is prohibited
in many areas, including all
public places, places of an employee. Effective July 1, 2007, smoking is
prohibited in all public places, including bars.
The winter time temperatures in Anchorage ranges between -15 to -1 degrees
Even cold weather has not stopped cities in Alaska from passing ordinances
that ban smoking in restaurants,
bars and work places. While Alaska does not have a statewide smoking ban,
including Juneau and Anchorage, have become 100 percent smoke free.
All rental cars are smokefree. In the event of smoking, a violator has
to pay $ 250 cleaning fee.
Avis and Hertz prohibit smoking in a rent-a-car.
(L) A warning post saying that if we find smoking around this place, you
are burning and drenched with water.
This signboard was on the wall of 'Friday' restaurant, Anchoraage
(R) Smoking is only allowed in the area within 6.1 meters from the entryway.
Anchorage railway station
No smoking is allowed in Alaska passenger trains. Smoker must put the light
on at the outside designated place.
All trains in the advanced countries strictly prohibit smoking in a train.
(L) A stand-ashtray at Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park
(R) A bus driver and a passenger are taking a rest in putting a light in
cigarette, at Denali National Park.
Almost all hotels and lodges are smokefree in Alaska.
(L) A sign plate stating the hotel is 100% smokefree at the Hilton Garden
(R) Chena Hotsprings Resort provides a smokefree environment.
(L) Springhill Suites Anchorage Midtown by Marriott and the sign setting this
hotel is smokefree.
(R) The sign plate shows the no-smoking area within 7.6 meters from the entrance.
(L)& (M) Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage
(R) A statement of the non-smoking hotel that is posted at the Westmark
Smoking in a balcony is also prohibited at Westmark Anchorage Hotel.
All Marriotte hotels in North America are 100% smokefree.
A stand ashtray at the main entrance to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
No-smoking announcement at Talkeentna Alaskan Lodge
(L) A stand ashtray placed beside a lodge at Talkeentna Alaskan Lodge
(R) A non-smoking establishment sign posted at Summit Lake Lodge.
(L) A stand ashtray at the Anchorage International Airport
(R) A warning sign posted at the Airport.
(L) No-smoking sign at the entrance of Anchorage office building
(R) Thank you not smoking sign at Sheraton Anchorage
Smoking ban in hotels in Anchorage, Alaska
Holiday In Express Anchorage: 129 rooms/all non-smoking
Westmark Anchorage Hotel: 200rooms/all non-smoking
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel: 370 rooms/all non-smoking
Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage: 248 rooms/ all non-smoking
Crown Plaza Anchorage-Midtown: 165 rooms/all non-smoking
The Hotel Captain Cook: 546 rooms/all non-smoking
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage: 125 rooms/all non-smoking
SpringHill Suites Anchorage Midtown: 103 rooms/all non-smoking
Quality Suites Anchorage: 110 rooms/all non-smoking
Hampton Inns Anchorage:101 rooms/all non-smoking
Homewood Suites Hilton: 122/smoking 10 rooms ( 8.2% )*
Hilton Anchorage Hotel: 606/smoking 20 rooms ( 3.3% )*
Embassy Suites Anchorage: 172 rooms/smoking 5 rooms ( 2.9% )*
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
Smoking ban in a hotel in Girdwood, Alaska
Hotel Alyeska: 304 rooms/all non-smoking
Smoking ban in hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska
Pike's Waterfront Lodge: 180 rooms/all non-smoking
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center: 400rooms/all non-smoking
Holiday Inn Express Suites Fairbanks: 114 rooms/all non-smoking
Hamptin Inn & Suites Fairbanks: 101 rooms/all non-smoking
Regency Fairbanks Hotel: 128 rooms/all non-smoking
Smoking ban in lodges in Alaska
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge: 211 rooms/all non-smoking
Susita River Lodge: 4 lodges and 4 hotel rooms/all non-smoking
McKinley Chalet Resor: 478 rooms/all non-smoking
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge: 656 rooms/all non-smoking
Denali Cabins: 46 rooms/all non-smoking
Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages: 10 rooms/all non-smoking
Summit Lake Lodge: 6 rooms and 8 cabins/all non-smoking
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
No apparent restriction in tobacco sales in the state of Alaska
The prices of cigarette are significantly different in the district and
between in a hotel and a gas station.
Picture was taken at major hotels in Anchorage. It costs $10.99 per package.
Picture at a tobacco retailer in the shopping center of Anchorage
(L) Picture was taken at a Talkeetna gas station.(R) A tobacco retailer
at a shopping center of Fairbanks
The prices at Talkeetna:
Pall Mall $7.99
Electric Cigarret- disposable $9.99
Electric Cigarret- cartridge $ 14.99
Picture at a supermarket in Wasilla, Alaska
Picture at a gas station in Seward, Alaska
(L) Picture was taken at a gas station near Fairbanks. (R) A Marlboro ad
at gas station near Talkeetna
International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
Japanese government is to promote a policy of the opposite.
In 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan announced to
assist an establishment of
indoor smoking room in restaurant and hotels, and will increase the financial
support rate from
the present 25% to 50% of the whole construction fee.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in September 2014, and article was written in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.