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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


Smoking restriction of the world airports


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
15.9% 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.


H
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-spot investigation.


Tobacco Product Health Warning


The entrance to the restricted area of tobacco sales at the Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

(L) Health warning in Island language (R) Health warning: Smoking seriously harms you and others around you.

Health warning

Health warning: Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes.

Health warning: Smoking is highly addictive. Do not start. Smoking can damage the sperm and decreases fertility.
 
Heath warning
 
Health warning


(Note)1,000 Iceland Kronur(1,000SK)=750 Japanese Yen (as of July 2009)
1,000 Iceland Kronur(1,000SK)=56 Eur (as of July 2009)



(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


  International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes


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 prescription
issued 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


Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Tax
Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland


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。
アイスランド島東南部の町、ホプンの近くには巨大なヴァトナヨ−クトル氷河をみることが出来るが、この町の
飛行場には頭蓋骨と肺臓の像を示して脳梗塞と肺癌に至る危険性を示した喫煙警告表示がある。アイスランド島北部の
町、アークレイリ飛行場内部にも禁煙標識はない。しかし、禁煙法令が周知されているため、誰一人喫煙しているものは
いない。自分たちで全面禁煙を選んだ国民なので当然すぎる常識だ。空港外部に壁に取り付けられていたポール型の
灰皿は旅行客に対するサービスなのだろう。

アイスランドのホテルはごく一部の都市型ホテルを除き、喫煙室がない。アイスランドに8つのホテルを保有する
ホォッスホテルはすべての客室を全面禁煙とした。フォッスホテルリンドは全室56、フォッスホテルバロンは全室121、
フォッスホテルレイクホルトは全室59室、その他のチェーンホテルでも喫煙出来ない。一方、レイキャビク市内の
ヒルトンホテルは4階に喫煙客室がある。廊下にはタバコの臭いが漂うが、その数は40,総客室数は252なので、
その比率は15.9%である。SASホテルは9室の喫煙室を持つ。しかし、全客室数は209なので、その比率は4.3%と
少ない。


レイキャビクの観光名所にレイキャビック空港からみて小高い丘の上に有名なハトルグリムスキルシャの教会がある。
もう一つ目立つ施設は市内に配る温水の貯蔵タンクである。ここはレストランと展望バルコニーを備えた博物館と
なっている。注目すべきは出入口両側に喫煙用のスタンド灰皿が常備されていることだ。アイスランドでは屋内での
喫煙行為を厳禁としているが、屋外に関しては寛容である。米国、ハワイ州などでみられる出入口近辺の喫煙規制はない。

レイキャビック国際空港は到着ロビーは比較的小さいが、出発ターミナルは意外にもとても大きく、多くの免税店と
飲食店が立ち並んでいた。アイスランドは英国やデンマーク、ノルウエーなど欧州諸国からの直行便とともに、
米国、カナダから多くのノンストップの航空サービスがある。ヨーロッパと北米大陸との中継点でもある。ここの
タバコ売り場は完全に独立した監視カメラ設置の小部屋となっており一般の旅行客の目には触れないように配慮されて
いる。有害物質を利益が出るからと売りまくる国も多いが、オーストラリア・アデレード国際空港で見た、改めて
係員を呼ばないとショーケースに入れたタバコを手にすることが出来ないという販売に積極的ではない、そうした
姿勢と似ている。

地方の町の雑貨店ではタバコは一般の人の目に触れないように、レジの下の箱に全く無造作に積み上げられていた。



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



アイスランド喫煙規制検証旅行
2009年7月執筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士宮本順伯
掲載写真および記事の著作権は宮本順伯に帰属
写真はいずれも2009年7月撮影
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 report was written and photographed in July 2009 by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD, PhD.



Arrival to Reykjavik, Iceland



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