Smoking Ban in Ireland Airport and Railway
Ireland: Since March 2004 the Irish Government has implemented a ban on smoking
in the workplace in Ireland. This means that with effect from that smoking is forbidden
in enclosed places of work in Ireland. This includes office blocks, various buildings,
public houses/bars, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans). The Government
has further strengthened the law on smoking by limiting the sale of cigarettes in Ireland.
Less than one-fourth the Irish population smoke. The purpose of this ban is to offer
protection to employees and the public who are exposed to the harmful and toxic effects
of tobacco smoke in the workplace. Smoking has been identified as a major cause of
heart disease and a significant contributor to lung cancer in Ireland.
Any person found guilty of breaching the ban on smoking$B!!(Bin the workplace may be
subject to a fine of up to 3,000 Euros. The owner, manager or person in command of the
workplace is legally responsible for ensuring that the ban on smoking in the workplace
is complied with.
Source: Citizens Information,an Irish e-Government website.
(L) Terminal 1 departures level. The arrivals level is on the floor below.
(R) €600 million construction work is under way for a new Terminal 2 at the Dublin Airport.
(L) No smoking sign clearly seen at the entrance of Dublin Airport 2006.
(R) Outdoor smoking areas are provided not close to the airport entrance.
Smoking restriction of the world airports
No smoking booth in the express train between Dublin and Belfast. Trains are completely smoke-free.
(L) The warning sign stating that smoking is against the law, and you have to pay 3000 Euros if violate.
(R) A quite and elegant appearance of the Irishrail Wicklow station.
Ireland and North Ireland
Arrival to Ireland Airport and Railway Hotel and bar Tobacco sales smoking ban in public places
Luas Tram, Dublin Dublin Area Rapid Transit Dublin-Belfast Express Train
The photographs were taken in September, and the article was written in October 2006,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.