Heathrow International Airport
London Heathrow Airport
(L) Heathrow aircraft parking apron in 1965 (R) The interior of Terminal 5
Heathrow (LHR) is the world's busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic.
Heathrow Express is a non-stop service directly to London's Paddington station; trains
leave every 15 minutes for the 15 minute journey, from Terminal 5. Underground Piccadilly
Line serves a Heathrow Terminal 1 to 5. The Terminal 5 station opened in March 2008.
(L) The airport's location to the west of London, and the east-west orientation of its runways, means that airliners
usually approach to land directly over the city.
(R) Concorde aircraft in storage at London Heathrow Airport, following the end of the Concorde era.
This aircraft flew for 22,296 hours between 1976 and 2000 (Source: Wikipedia).
$B!|(B$B!!(BSmoky Airport Healthrow :2006
A smoking area of the restaurant in the terminal building of Healthrow airport.
No barrier up to the ceiling is not present, as a result, toxic tobacco-smoke spreads all over.
A restaurant in the corner of the airport hall has no partition up to the ceiling. Passengers are freely smoking in a restaurant.
$B!|(B$B!!(BSmoke-Free Airport Healthrow :2007
A smoking room provided in the terminal building of the Heathrow International Airport.
This photo was taken in September 2006, with a high risk of inhalation of toxic tobacco-smoke.
In June 2007, the separate smoking room in the airport was disused and removed.
Information released from the BAA.
Why is smoke-free legislation being implemented?
The new smoke-free law is being introduced to protect everyone from the harmful effects
of second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke is a serious health hazard and
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What are the implications of the ban on passengers?
The ban makes it illegal to smoke in public spaces. Therefore, there will be no smoking
facilities anywhere in the terminal building, either before or after passport/security control.
This includes restaurants, bars and departure lounges. Passengers will only be able to smoke
in designated areas in front of the terminals and before entering the airport. CAA guidelines
and local byelaws prohibit smoking anywhere airside.
Is the smoking in a public place a criminal offence?
Anyone who does not comply with the smoke-free law will be committing a criminal offence.
Local councils will be responsible for enforcing the new law in England.
The fixed penalty notice and maximum fine for smoking in a smoke-free place is:
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Smoking areas at Heathrow
Heathrow is a smoke-free airport, in line with British law on smoking in enclosed public spaces.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the terminal building. However, please be aware
that once you have passed through security control, you will not be able to smoke anywhere
in the departure lounge. If you are catching a connecting flight at Heathrow, please note that
smoking is not permitted during the connection process. It's only possible to access
the outdoor smoking areas by entering the UK (via passport control), and you would then have
to pass through security control to return to the departure lounge.
Source: Official Airport Website
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WHO advice to introduce a total smoking ban public indoor space.
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The photographs were taken in September, and the article was written in October 2006,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.