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United States smoking ban
A smoking ban in US airports




Secondhand smoke inside airports put air travelers and employees at risk.

Salt Lake City International Airport


Smoking room in a terminal building of Salt Lake City Airport:
No door is provided in the smoking room, and a toxic tobacco-smoke is flowing out to the airport corridor.


Smoking room in a terminal building of the airport: This area has an automatic door to close the section for smokers.

Average air pollution levels from secondhand smoke directly outside designated smoking-areas
in airports are five times higher than the concentrations in smokefree airports, according
to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study conducted in five
large hub U.S. airports also showed that air pollution levels inside designated smoking-areas
were 23 times higher than the concentrations in airports with no-smoking facilities. In the study,
designated smoking-areas in airports, included restaurants, bars, and ventilated smoking rooms.

Five of the 29 largest airports in the United States allow smoking in designated areas that are
accessible to the public. The airports that allow smoking are Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, McCarran International
Airport in Las Vegas, Denver International Airport, and Salt Lake City International Airport.
More than 110 million passenger-boarding, about 15 percent of all U.S. travellers, took place
at these five uU.S. airports in 2011.
The findings confirm that ventilated smoking rooms and designated smoking areas are not
effective in preventing tobacco hazard. Th prohibiting smoking in all indoor areas is the only
reasonable means of fully eliminating the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Secondhand smoke causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and is a known
cause of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS, respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma
attacks in infants and children. Even brief exposure to tobacco-smoke can trigger acute
cardiac events such as heart attack. Cigarette use kills an estimated 443,000 Americans each
year, including 46,000 heart disease deaths and 3,400 lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers
from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: November 20, 2012


A control tower and Delta Airline aircraft at Salt Lake City International Airport:
Salt Lake City International Airport is the fourth largest and westernmost hub for Delta Air Lines
and a major hub for Delta Connection air lines. The airport ranked first in the US for on
time departures and arrivals as of April 2012.

Guam International Airport


The entrance door of the smoking lounge is kept open in the Guam Airport.
No wall barrier was between the smoking lounge and airport lobby.


The following airports have a smoking room inside of an airport terminal building.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Thirteen smoking rooms are in the air terminal building.
Dallas/Ft.Worth International Airport
Smoking is allowed in the airline club lounges.
Denver International Airport
Four smoking lounges in the terminal buildings. The airport is exempted from the Colorado statewide smokefree law.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
The lounges are exempted from Nevada's law.
Washington Dulles International Airport
Four smoking lounges are near gates of the B, C and D.
Nashville International Airport
Smoking is permitted in two Graycliff Boutique & Lounge
Source: www.no-smoke.org



The following airports are completely smoke-free indoors.
As of October 2012, 28 of the top 35 U.S. airports are 100% smokefree indoors.

Kona International Airport, Hawaii

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Kona International is the only remaining major airport in the Hawaiian Islands where a mobile ramp is used
to plane and deplane passengers.

Logan Boston International Airport


Logan Boston International Airport has six runways, and is one of the 20 busiest airports in the United States.
The number of passengers is estimated over 26 million a year.


JFK International Airport, New York


In 2011, it was the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States, handling more traffic abroad
than any other airport in North America. It is also the leading freight gateway to the country by value of shipments.

Maiami International Airport


The right picture shows a smoking place in the courtyard of terminal building, photographed in 2008.
There is a no-smoking area past security checkpoint. Smoking is permitted only in designated curbside areas on
the first and second level, across the street from the terminal.

Chicago' s O'Hare International Airport


Chicago' s O'Hare International Airport is completely smokefree. These photographs were taken in 2008.

Glacier Park International Airport, Montana


No smoking allowed in the terminal building of Glacier International Airport.

Jackson Hole International Airport, Wyoming


Terminal lobby of the Jackson Hole International Airport. This airport is completely smokefree.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


No-smoking sign and a guidance about a ground transportation at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Oakland International Airport


All airports of California are smoke-free due to the indoor smoking bans.
There are smoking areas located near the curbside of each terminal.

San Francisco International Airport


San Francisco International Airport is smoke-free. No smoking booth is provided in the terminal building.


The following all airports are smokefree indoors.
( as of October 2012)
Los Angeles International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Orlando International Airport
Chicago Midway Airport
Regan-Washington National Airport
Honolulu International Airport
San Diego International Airport
Tampa International Airport
Portland (OR) International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Kansas City International Airport
William P. Hobby Airport in Houston
General Mitchell International in Milwaukee
Newark Liberty International Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
La Guardia Airport in New York
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Source: www.no-smoke.org


Smoking restriction of the world airports


日本には残念ながら「スモークフリー」と自慢できる空港は一つもない。成田、羽田に代表される国際空港に
喫煙ルームを設置することが喫煙客への最上のサービスと考えている。愛媛県の松山空港のように空港内すべての
飲食店で喫煙行為の許されているところもある。

屋内全面禁煙が世界の常識となりつつある現在、日本のように屋内に喫煙室を設置して、それが当たり前と
考えている国はない。喫煙室周辺の空間にはタバコ有害煙が漏れてタバコを吸わない一般の乗客や、空港で
働く人たちがが被害にあっていることなど、空港管理者の頭の片隅にもない。多くの喫煙規制後進国がそれが健康上、
放置してはならないものと考えていても、政治的な側面もあり、実現できていないところもある。日本は違う。
喫煙スペースを屋内に設け分煙することにより、タバコを吸う人、吸わない人との住み分けが出来ると考えている。

健康意識の比較的高い米国でも著名国際空港、35のうち、7空港で屋内喫煙室を設けていることが米国、カリフォルニアの
禁煙推進団体の調査で判明した。例えば、ユタ州では2007年にクリーエアアクト(受動喫煙防止法)を立ち上げ、
レストランなどとともに公共交通機関の建物内での喫煙を禁止したはずであるが、ここソルトレイクシテイ空港では
ロビー通路との障壁はあるものの、ドアのない喫煙ルームが今も使用されており、タバコ有害煙が空港内に流れ出ている。
喫煙室を設置しているダラス、デンバー、ソルトレイクシティ空港は、ラスベガスを除いて、米国大陸内のハブ空港で
あり、乗り換えする喫煙する搭乗客の要望を受け入れているとも解釈できる。空港を規制条例の適応から除外すると
いう馬鹿げた決定をしたコロラド州にも、そうした背景があるものと思われる。

北京国際空港は一旦、36の喫煙室を廃止し全面禁煙としたが、利用者の違法行為があとを絶たず、10ヵ所の喫煙室を復活した。

Japan
The number of smoking rooms in the Japanese air terminal building is the undesirable 'number one' in the worlds.
There is no plan to close any of the smoking rooms as of November 2012
.
Narita airport smoking rooms Smoking Room in Airport Narita International Airport provides 42 smoking rooms, the world's second largest. 
Tokyo Haneda airport smoking rooms Smoking Room in Airport Tokyo Haneda International Airport provides
73 smoking rooms, the world's largest. 
Japan Sapporo airport smoking rooms Smoking Room in Airport A door-less smoking room in the New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido


日本では成田国際空港に42ヵ所の喫煙所、羽田国際空港に 73の喫煙所、世界最大である。恥ずべき指数が
世界一であるということである。


米国空港における喫煙規制
2012年6月写真撮影、2012年7月執筆 2012年11月加筆
「禁煙席ネット」 主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
本文および写真の著作権は宮本順伯に帰属
「禁煙席ネット」へのリンクは自由
The article was written in July 2012. All photographs were taken in June and revised in November 2012,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


Smoking Ban in Airports
Malta  Ireland   North Ireland   London  New Zealand-Christchurch   New Zealand-Auckland   Australia
Montreal  Vancouver Calgary  Boston   New York France-Paris  Finland-Helsinki   Iceland
Guam   Chicago  Miami    Hawaii     Bangkok  Taiwan   Bhutan-Paro  Spain
Portugal   Netherlands Germany smoking ban Berlin  Haneda Sapporo Narita



Special Note
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 
全室禁煙ホテル(日本全国)
 世界の鉄道車内は完全禁煙
 レストラン、カフェ、鉄道の全面禁煙はオリンピック開催の前提条件
 受動喫煙防止でWHOが各国政府に屋内全面禁煙の法制化を勧告


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