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Smoke-free Choice Hotels in Scandinavia

Choice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.

January 2007 Choice Hotels ASA becomes the first Scandinavian smoke-free hotel chain.
5,500 smoke rooms are these days made ready as non-smoking rooms. All the 23,000 choice
rooms in Choice 152 Scandinavian hotels will be smoke-free. In a survey conducted among Choice,
guests more than 80 percent wanted completely smoke-free hotels. We want to offer our guests
a guest facility eliminating a tobacco hazard and our employers a working environment in
which prohibits smoking. Choice has removed the opportunity to book smoke rooms from
their web page. Demand for smoke rooms is almost zero.

A hotel sign plate requesting not smoke in a room.
It also said that a penalty will be charged 1,500 kk to a violator, which would be donated
to the charity fund for cancer.

(L) No-smoking sign plate at the entrance door of Clarion Collection Hotel Odin, Gothenburg, Sweden.
(M)(R) A view from Comfort Hotel Atlantic, Arhus, Denmark.

Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains ban smoking

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 on-the-spot investigation.

 Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Finland
 Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia 2014
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia 2014
australia Smoking Ban in hotels in Canberra, Sydney, Australia 2014
australia Smoking Ban in hotels in the east-coast sea resort, Australia, 2014

Japanese Government is to promote a policy of the opposite.
In 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare announced to assist an establishment of
indoor smoking room
in restaurant and hotels, and will increase the financial support rate
from the present 25% to
50% of the whole construction fee.

At which hotel, would you like to stay in Tokyo?
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation:
An actual survey in 2013 - 2014.
How do they cope with the smoking problems in hotels of Tokyo?

Third-hand smoke

Non-smoking rooms fail to protect hotel guests who do not smoke
from tobacco smoke exposure.
Partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from exposure to tobacco-
smoke and tobacco-specific carcinogens. A guest who does not smoke is advised
to stay in hotels, which prohibit smoking in hotels. Existing policies, exempting
hotels from total smoking bans, are ineffective.
Source: May 13 2013: Georg E Matt et al., San Diego State University, San Diego

Hotels: Going Smoke-Free!
The health and economic benefits of making hotels smokefree.


禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
This web site is link-free.
The photographs were taken in July, and the article was written in August 2008, and last revised in October 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Leading Countries in Smoking Ban
 Italy  Malta   Ireland    North Ireland  New Zealand  Hawaii  Australia
 USA/Canada  Guam Island  Denmark  Sweden    France  
 UK    Thailand   Taiwan  Iceland    Finland

Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

www. smokefree.jpn.com

The way to contact to the writter
Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
Junhaku Miyamoto: profile

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