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
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia
australia Smoking Ban in hotels in Canberra, Sydney, Australia
australia Smoking Ban in hotels in the east-coast sea resort, Australia,

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.


執筆 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.
Copyright (C) 2008 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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

Smoke-free Hotel and Travel

受動喫煙防止条例  屋内全面禁煙  屋内喫煙設備撤去 鉄道車内完全禁煙 レンタカー レストラン バー 飲食店 ホテル 空港 喫煙規制
Restaurant hotel railway rent-a-car travel airport condominium smoking ban
  Twitter@worldviewtokyo Twitter@smokefreejpn Twitter@criticismjpn