Smoking ban in the Big Island
The Island of Hawaii, also called the Big Island, is a volcanic island in the State of Hawaii in the North Pacific
Ocean. The area of the island is 10,432 square kms..It is larger than all other Hawaiian Islands combined and
is the largest island in the United States.
A sunset at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii.
(L) A communication with a dolphin at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii.
(R) A long straight passage in the Hilton Waikoloa Village. A monorail runs on the left side track..
(L) Japanese Guest Services on the basement floor of Hilton Waikoloa Village, where a shuttle bus stop.
(R) A blooming lotus pond with a carp in the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Smoking Ban in Hotels at Big Island of Hawaii
All hotel rooms of 1240 are smoke-free at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The only place at which smoking
is allowed is a balcony on the top floor of the Ocean Tower. There are three designated places for smoking
in a garden of the hotel.
The smoking guest rooms are located on the top floor but smoking inside is prohibited.
At the balcony is the only place a hotel guest can smoke.
Oriental smokers, perhaps Japanese, are smoking at the forbidden area of the hotel without hesitation.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The National Park was established in 1916. It displays the results of hundreds of thousands of years of
volcanism, migration and evolution.
(L) A map of Big Island, Hawaii. (R) Carbonate lava is fragile and very light.
(L) Sea Arch (R) Nene, the state bird of Hawaii, on the rim of the volcano.
The Nene is a land bird and a variety of the Hawaiian Goose. It is adopted itself to life in the harsh lava country.
They are protected by law established in 1949.
Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence. Her domain encompasses all volcanic activity
on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: A cold solidified lava flow field extends to the horizon. The Chain of Craters Road runs along the cooled lava flow plateau
to the sea; however, road buried by lava flows down to the coast, and no further access is available from that point.
Active lava field pictures from the NHK broadcasting in 2008.
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Smoking prohibited within 20'of any entrance, exit, open window or ventilation intake.
Tobacco-Free Big Island
(L) No smoking sign board seen at the Volcano Village, Big Island, Hawaii.
(R) No smoking sign board at the front desk of Volcano House,Hawaii Volcanoes National Park..
The Black Sand Beach located in the southeastern coast of the Island of Hawaii. It is called as the Punalu'u Beach.
A black sand was made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the
ocean and cools. The volcanic activity in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park frequently endangered a sea turtle,
which can often be seen basking on the Black Sand Beach.
A black sand beach
Big Isle Council approved smoking bans in beach parks.
In April 2008, the Hawaii County Council voted to approve a ban on smoking at Big Island beach parks
and recreational facilities. In addition to parks and beaches, the measure would also ban smoking at
the municipal golf course. Two beaches in Hawaii are currently smoke-free; this is Hanauma Bay
Nature Preserve of Oahu Island and Kahaluu Beach Park of Big Island. This bill is the first countywide
initiative in the state.
Hilo Councilman J Yoshimoto, who introduced the island wide ban, said the measure would improve
health and the quality of life on the Big Island. He also said he was most concerned about protecting
children's health, setting a positive example and preventing cigarette butt litter. Nosia Shammy,
a Kealakehe Intermediate School fifth-grader, said she worries about people and the environment.
"I'm not here to tell adults what not to do, but to let them know that we care about what happens
if everyone chooses to smoke," she said. "Can you imagine what it would be like if adults could smoke
wherever they liked? That would be so unhealthy. "We're trying to get smoke-free beaches all across
the state," she said. "We hope this will lead the way for other counties to take the same initiative."
Source: March 13, 2008 Star Bulletin
(L) No smoking sign plate at the lobby of Kona Beach Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii.
(R) Guest rooms of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th floor are smoke-free.
Smoking Floor is designated for smokers.
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.
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Hawaii County passed smoking ban at all County beach parks.
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Maui Island Island of Hawaii Oahu Island Tobacco sales Smoking Travellers
The photographs were taken in March, and the article was written in April2007,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.