Smoking ban in hotels of the world 2006-2019
In response to new information from the public health authorities overthe
past few years regarding
the dangers of secondhand smoke, requests for non-smoking guest rooms have
been on the rise.
Many smokers arealso 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
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.
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 zero.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 has an independent
ventilation system, is allowed. The city of Boston prohibits put the light
on tobacco in a hotel, which
includes to provide a smoking guest room in inns and hotels.
Marriott's brands include JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. These changes
to entirely to smoke inside,
are limited to the United States and Canada, since other countries view
smoking differently. All Disney
owned resorts are non-smoking.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
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-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!!(BSouth Australia, Adelade
$B!!(BAustralia$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!!(BBhutan Thimphu World's first detailed survey of a major Buutan hotels in 2012
$B!!(BBhutan Paro World's first detailed survey of a major Buutan hotels in 2012
$B!!(BChina Beijing 2019
$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. Junhaku Miyamoto
Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains Ban Smoking
$B!!!!(B The minimum percentage of non-smoking hotel guest rooms in the U.S. States
Choice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.
A partial smoking ban in a hotel does not protect guests from dangers of
Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately
protect people from the dangers of
tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University study
published in the Journal Tobacco
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
of tobacco-smoke in a random sample
of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans while 30
others had some dedicated non-
smoking rooms. Compared with hotels that prohibit smoking, hotels with
only partial ban had higher surface
and air nicotine levels.
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban.
Only five U.S. states, Indiana,
Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motels and hotel
rooms to be smoke free.
Four cities in California, including Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers
say guests who want to avoid
tobacco exposure should stay only in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
A smoke-free twin bedroom at Saint Petersburg in Russia
Under the legislation, from June 2013, 100% smoke-free policies will be
implemented in educational, medical,
cultural and sport facilities, all government buildings, elevators and
stairwells of apartment buildings, public
transportation and airports and all playgrounds and beaches.$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 and Nara
$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 2006-2019.