Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland

Iceland: smoke-free bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants and night clubs.

All international and domestic airports in Iceland are smoke-free. No one can smoke inside of the airport facilities.

Restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes in Iceland will be completely smoke-free, and there are no designated smoking
areas inside. However, smoking is not restricted in outdoor areas, provided good airflow is secured. Saga Museum,
Reykjavik places ashtray and trash combo, both sides of the main entrance, and also, pole ashtrays are placed on
the view balcony of the Museum. This may cause a second-hand smoking to other visitors. Although Blue Lagoon,
Grindavik provides a designated smoking area, from which tobacco-smoke may involve people in the view balcony
of the second floor.

Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik placed a funnel top ashtray outside of the building. Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn
provides a smoking section far from the main entrance, but next to the sliding door of free space of the Hotel,
which is usually closed. Iceland's smoking ban does not include outdoor areas, such as the state law of Hawaii,
which prohibits smoking within six meters of entrance or exit.

(L) Tobacco health warning posted at the Hofn Airport, Iceland.
(M)(R) A domestic aircraft and a lobby of Hofn Airport

(L) Pole ashtray attached to wall near the entrance to Akureyri Airport, Iceland.
(M)(R) A lobby of Akureyri Airport and domestic aircraft

Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

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The Vik's beach and a smoking ban sign of the Hotel Dyrholaey, Vik, Iceland
(L) Looking over Dettifoss, Iceland (R) A smoking woman watching a great waterfall

A smoking area outside of the lobby and a bar of Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn, Iceland

(L) Reception desk with no smoking sign plate of Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn (R) Mud pots in Namafjall, near Myvatn, Iceland

(L) Myvatn Nature Baths. Iceland (M) Ashtray outside (R) Dust box with no smoking sign

Lonely women are smoking outside of a general store in Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Jokulsarlon.

Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland and no-smoking signs attached to the window.

Designated smoking area and smokers at Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland
(L) Reykjavik Nordica Hilton Elevator panel showing that the smoking rooms are on 4th floor of hotel building.
(M) No smoking sign on the wall of room entrance (R) Reykjavik Nordica Hilton

(L) Funnel top ashtray seen outside the Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik
(M) Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik
(R) Smoke-free Foss Hotel Lind, Reykjavik

Foss Hotels are the first hotel chain with
all nonsmoking facilities in Iceland. All guest rooms are smoke-free. However, internationally
operating hotels, such as SAS and Hilton, provide a smoking room. The percentages of smoking rooms to total guest rooms are
for the Hilton,
4.3% for the SAS.

(L) Smoking ban sign and exterior of Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik ハトルグリムスキルシャ教会
(R) Perlan on water tanks, Reykjavik, Iceland

Entrance to the Saga Museum( Ashtray and trash combo, both sides), Reykjavik, Iceland
Pole ashtrays are also placed on the view balcony of Saga Museum.

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The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

(L) A grocery store sells tobacco behind a counter desk, in order to be not seen by regular customers.
(R) No-smoking sign in a fast food restaurant, Iceland

Iceland considers prescription-only cigarettes アイスランド:たばこは処方箋扱いに

Imagine walking into a drug store, making your way to the pharmacist’s counter and handing him or her a
prescription written by your physician for cigarettes. A politician in Iceland is suggesting just that by proposing
a private member’s bill banning the sale of cigarettes, excepting for a prescriptionissued by a physician.
Iceland’s former Health Minister Siv Fridleifsdottir, who sponsored the bill, worked with the Icelandic Medical
Association as well as a coalition of tobacco control groups to come up with the radical initiative. It is part of
a broader ten-year plan that aims to ban smoking in all public places, including sidewalks, parks and in cars
transporting children. In addition, Iceland would like to follow Australia’s lead by legislating plain packaged
cigarettes. Under the proposed law, doctors will be asked to encourage people to quit using treatments and
education programs.Only pharmacies would be allowed to provide cigarettes to those aged 20 and over,
with a valid medical certificate.

The aim is to protect children and youngsters and stop them from smoking, Fridleifsdottir told the Guardian
of UK. The proposal would initially result in an increase in cigarette prices by 10% per annum, in line with
the World Health Organization proposals. Evidence shows that a 10% increase of price result in a 4 to 8%
reduction in consumption.

Source:Tobacco Info No. 7 ,October 2011

2007年6月、アイスランド全土にわたって新しい受動喫煙防止法が施行された。 世界でも最も治安の安定した国と
いわれているが、 レイキャビック国際空港は清潔感に満ちあふれており、上品にカラーコーデネィトされている。




Arrival to Reykjavik Blue Lagoon Pingvellir, Strokkur Gullfoss Hekla Skogafoss, Vik Glacia
Akureyri, Husavik Dettifoss, Myvatn City of Reykjavik

Arrival to Reykjavik, Iceland

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