Wisconsin is located in west of Lake Michigan, and south of Lake Superior.
The state capital is Madison,
and the largest city is Milwaukee. As of 2008, there are estimated 5.6 million residents. Wisconsin's
economy is based on farming, mining and lumbering. In the late20th Century,
important, as many people living on former farms commuted to jobs elsewhere.
In recent decades,
service industries, especially medicine and education, have become dominant
as heavy industry declined.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
Wisconsin's statewide Indoor Smoking Ban
After Jyly, 2010, smoking will be generally prohibited in public places
and workplaces, whether
public or privately owned, including taverns and restaurants.
The 2009 Wisconsin Clean Indoor Air Act 12 was signed into law by Governor
Doyle in May, 2009,
addresses the growing concern in the state and nationally over the health
hazard associated with
tobacco use and the effects of secondhand smoke. The neighboring states
of Illinois, Iowa and
Minnesota have been banned smoking in public places.
Act 12 generally prohibits smoking in enclosed public places and places
A 'public place' is defined as a place that is open to the public, regardless
of whether a fee is
charged, or a place to which the public has lawful access or may be invited.
A 'place of employment' is any indoor place that employees normally visit
during of employment,
including an office or work area, an employee lounge, a restroom, a conference
or meeting room,
a classroom, or a hallway.
● The places of indoor smoking banned:
State or local government buildings, taverns, restaurants, bowling centers,
establishments, retail establishments, day care centers, educational facilities, correctional
facilities, state institutions, college residence halls or dormitories,
hospitals and clinics, assisted
living facilities, common areas of multiple-unit residential properties,
sports arenas, bus shelters,
public conveyances, and private club facilities.
Source: Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau.
Wisconsin law bans smoking in all hotel guestrooms.
In July 2010, Wisconsin passed a statewide smoking ban that bans smoking
in every hotel
guestroom. In many states, the legislation allows hoteliers to exempt a
of guestrooms. However, in Wisconsin, there can be zero rooms" that
allow smoking in
sleeping rooms, T Pugal, CEO of Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association
in an interview. Wisconsin is the second state in the USA after Michigan
to pass anti-smoking
legislation that doesn't exempt hotels. In fact, the group lobbied to let
hotels retain a certain
percentage of smoking rooms, but the proposal was shot down. "People
tend not to believe,"
she says. "We even created a signage guide for lodging properties
to help educate the guest.
In the hospitality industry, you don't want to appear inhospitable."
Wisconsin's roughly 2,000
hotels post signs declaring their building a non-smoking facility. They're
also requiring guests
to initial a statement promising to comply or face paying a fee. Hotels
are charging penalty
fees anywhere from $100 to $300.
Source: USA Today September 2, 2010
Source: USA Today September 2, 2010
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
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Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in January 2010 and revised in October 2014, by
Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.