Smokers in the islands of Hawaii

(L) Many cigarette butts beside a palm tree at Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach,Oahu Island, Hawaii.
The root of a palm tree is partially burned black.
(R) Tourist smoking near the Kailua Pier, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii.

Hawaii Signals to Smoking Japanese Tourists

Fewer Japanese tourists are visiting Hawaii since the state implemented a ban on smoking in public places, but
tourism officials have run afoul of health advocates in their attempts to win visitors back. The Honolulu Star Bulletin
reported in August 2007, that Hawaii Tourism Japan has been handing out free portable ashtrays to Japanese
tourists to dispel the notion that smoking is banned everywhere in Hawaii. The campaign is called "Smoking with
Aloha," and the ashtray has a flower logo with the motto "Keep Hawaii Clean." About 40,000 have been produced.

Japanese believes that Hawaii is smoke-free, and Hawaii bookings, especially for the group market, have suffered,"
said Yumi Ozaki, local director for Hawaii Tourism Japan. However, Kathy Harty, interim president of the Coalition for
a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, said, "We shouldn't give the message that aloha means smoking. It's very unfortunate that
they chose to go to that route. Why don't they give nonsmokers who chose to come here a lei? This is not really
sending a message that the state of Hawaii is concerned about good health.
Source:August 31, 2007 National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.


(Travel Vision News から引用)。



・・When at Rome, do as they do at Rome ・・の精神を貫いて欲しい。「ハワイ州の条例に従えない観光客はお断り」と


(L) A lonely Japanese woman smoking at the Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Oahu Island.
(R) Another woman is smoking near the entrance to Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel Shopping Center.
(L) Tourists are smoking at the entrance approach to Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
(M) A man is smoking while walking on the pedestrian walk of Kalakaua Ave.
(R) A tourist is smoking in sitting on the edge of plantation of a side walk of Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach.
(L)(M) Many people are smoking outside of the Sheraton Princes Kaiulani Hotel, Waikiki Beach.
(R) A stand cigarette butt receptacle. The impress of the bottom, it says 'Smokers Out'. Photo at Waikiki Beach.
Japanese men smoking at the area near the entrance of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa Shopping Center.

A woman smoking while she is walking around on the Alii Drive, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii.

State officials of Hawaii say the new law will protect people from secondhand smoke, but some fear it may
deter cigarette-puffing tourists from coming to the islands, especially high-spending visitors from Japan.
Hotels, restaurants and bars have put up "no smoking; signs, removed ash trays and trying to educate
guests about where they can light up. The state is working with Japanese travel wholesalers and agents
to inform visitors, and airports are playing recorded greetings to inform travelers.


当局の提唱する、理想の「Smoke-Free State」の実現までには、まだまだ道のりは遠いようだ。

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The photographs were taken in March, and the article was written in April2007,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Copyright (C) 2007 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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