Smoking ban in hotels of the world 2006-2017
In response to new information from the public health authorities over
the past few years regarding the dangers of secondhand smoke, requests
for non-smoking guest rooms have been on the rise. Many smokers are
also in the habit of requesting smoke-free rooms, increasing the demand.
Marriott, Sheraton and Westin in North America already had 100 percent
of its guest rooms designated as non-smoking.
For hotels, the benefits outweigh the possible loss of bookings from
smoking guests. Smoking rooms incurred more costs for cleaning and
repairs of burned furniture and carpeting. Furthermore, having all rooms
designated as non-smoking simplifies tracking available room inventory.
Hotel chains continue to decrease the ratio of smoking guest rooms to total.
Now, most UK hotels are removing smoking space from their facilities.
The Choice hotel groups are completely smoke-free. They want to offer
their guest rooms free from a tobacco hazard and their employers a working
environment in which prohibits smoking. The choice has removed the opportunity
to book from their web site. The demand for a smoking guest room is almost
Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act has enforced that all guest rooms in Taiwan's
hotels should be entirely smoke-free. A separate booth for smoking, which
an independent ventilation system, is allowed. The city of Boston prohibits
the light on tobacco in a hotel, which includes to provide a smoking guest
in inns and hotels.
Marriott's brands include JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. These changes
entirely to smoke inside, are limited to the United States and Canada,
other countries view smoking differently. All Disney owned resorts are
However, a few hotels that cater to international travelers will continue
to offer smoking room.
Hotels face costs of converting to be non-smoking, as rooms must be
deep-cleaned. USA Today reported the Westin conversion came at a cost
of $200 per room, due to cleaning, repairs and installation of new air
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-spot investigation.
$B!!(BQuebec La Malbale, Quebec City
$B!!(BOntario$B!!(BLondon, Niagara Falls, Toronto
$B!!(BBritish Columbia$B!!(BEmerald Lake
$B!!(BAlberta$B!!(BJasper, Icefield, Lake Louise
$B!!(BNew York$B!!(BNew York
$B!!(BMichigan$B!!(BBay City, Detroit
$B!!(BHawaii$B!!(BMaui Island $B!!(B
$B!!(BUS National Parks Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone
$B!!(BNew Zealand$B!!(BSouth Island, Maruia Spings
$B!!(BNew Zealand$B!!(BSouth Island, Lake Wanaka
$B!!(BNew Zealand$B!!(BSouth Island, Lake Te Anau
$B!!(BAustralia$B!!(BQueensland, Noosa Heads 2012
$B!!(BAustralia$B!!(BQueensland, Brisbane 2012
$B!!(BAustralia$B!!(BCanberra, Sydney, NSW 2014
$B!!(BAustralia$B!!(BGold Coast, Queensland and Beach resort, NSW 2014
$B!!(BTaiwan$B!!(BSun Moon Lake, Taipei
$B!!(BIndia$B!!(BNew Dehli, Agra
$B!!(BKorea$B!!(BBusan, Gyeongju, Seoul
$B!!(BJapan Local hotels
$B!!(BSweden Malmo $B!!(B $B!!(B
$B!!(BFrance Charles de Gaulle Airport
$B!!(BFrance Mount Saint-Michel
$B!!(BNetherland$B!!(BAmstererdam Airport Shiphol
$B!!(BGermany: Heidelberg, Munchen
$B!!(BSwitzerland: Bern, Geneva, Ovronnaz
$B!!(BAustria: Salzburg, Wien
$B!!(BIreland$B!!(BDingle peninsula, Clifden
$B!!(BRussia$B!!(BSaint Petersburg 2014
$B!!(BNorway Oslo 2015
$B!!(BNorway Bergen 2015
$B!!(BNorway Fjord 2015
$B!!(BUK London 2016
$B!!(BNorway Fjord 2016
Footprints on the earth by Dr. J. Miyamoto
Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains Ban Smoking
The minimum percentage of non-smoking hotel guest rooms in the U.S. States
$B!!(BChoice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.
A partial smoking ban in a hotel does not protect guests from dangers of
Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately
from the dangers of tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego
State University study
published in the Journal Tobacco Control.
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
in a random sample of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking
while 30 others had some dedicated non-smoking rooms. Compared with hotels
prohibit smoking, hotels with only partial ban had higher surface and air
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban.
Only five U.S. states,
Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motels
and hotel rooms
to be smoke free. Four cities in California, including Santa Monica, have
such a law.
Researchers say guests who want to avoid tobacco exposure should stay only
in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
A smoke-free twin bedroom in Russia
Under the legislation, from June 2013, 100% smoke-free policies will be
implemented in educational,
medical, cultural and sport facilities, all government buildings, elevators
and stairwells of apartment buildings,
public transportation and airports and all playgrounds and beaches.$B!!(BFrom
June, 2014, no-smoke zone will
be extended to hospitality venues, including hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants
and long-distance trains.
Source:smokefree.jpn.com/ July 2014
$B!!(BSmoke-free hotels in Japan
$B!!(BSmoke-free hotels in Tokyo
$B!!(BSmoke-free hotels in Kyoto
$B!z(BThis web site is link-free.
This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken and the article was written by Junhaku Miyamoto,
during the years of 2006-2017.