Smokers and Smoking Ban in Denmark

A total smoking ban on restaurants and bars

Since August 2007, smoking in hospitality facilities, restaurants, bars, clubs, public transport, and all private
and public workplaces has been restricted. Exemptions to the law are bars with a floor space less than 40 sqm
and offices only used by a single employee. Separate smoking rooms are allowed in hospitality facilities as
long as no food or beverage is served there.

(L) Black Pond Lake ( Sortedams ), Copenhagen, Denmark (M) No-smoking sign plate that is written in English and German.
(R) A chair for smokers is placed beside the entrance to the Scandic Hotel Copenhagen.

Smokers at the platform of DSB Roskilde Station, Denmark

This passenger was smoking until five seconds before the departure of a train, then, quickly threw away tobacco
in the space between train and platform, seen at the Central Station of Copenhagen.

(L) A smoker at the platform of DSB Roskilde Station
(R) Female smokers are having a long chat near the Vesterport Station, Copenhagen.

(L) Women are smoking for a long time in front of their child at Stroget, Copenhagen.
They do not know, or neglect the adverse effects of sidestream of smoking to an infant?
(R) Female smokers on the street of Stroget
The smoking rate in female of Denmark is reported as 23%. This relatively high rate would have an adverse
effect on the fetus during pregnancy and for an infant care.

A streak house at Hvide Sande, northwestern Jutland, facing to North Sea, Denmark
(L) No smoking sign inside of a restaurant
(M) No smoking sign at the entrance to McDonald's, at the most northern part of Jutland, Denmark
(R) Pole ashtray placed near the entrance of McDonald's shop.

(L) Odense DSB Station (R) First Grand Hotel, the city's most illustrious hotel.

Odense DSB Station, Odense, Denmark

A display stand for cigarette sales, photographed in a roadside convenience store at the Great Belt Bridge
( Zealand side ), Denmark.Tobacco prices: 23DKK, 24DKK, or 33DKK ( 1 DKK= 0.19 dollar *August 2009)

Choice becomes first Scandinavian smoke free hotel chain.

In January 2007, Choice Hotels ASA becomes the first Scandinavian smoke-free hotel chain. 5,500 smoke
rooms are these days made ready as non-smoking rooms. All the 23,000 choice rooms in Choice 152
Scandinavian hotels will be smoke-free. In a survey conducted among Choice, guests more than 80 percent
want completely non-smoking hotels. We want to offer our guests a guest facility eliminating a tobacco
hazard and our employers a working environment in which prohibits smoking. Choice has removed the
opportunity to book smoke rooms from their web page. Demand for smoke rooms is almost zero.

A hotel sign plate requesting not smoke in a room. It also said that a penalty will be charged 1,500 kk to a violator,
which would be donated to the charity fund for cancer.

All Choice Hotels in Scandinavian countries are smoke-free. No one can smoke inside of hotels. The first Grand Hotel
in Odense has 20 smoking guest rooms,
which consists of 15.6% of total 128. The ScandicHotel Copenhagen has 84 smoking rooms of total 486 rooms.
The percentage is 17.2%. Smoking rooms
in this hotel are located on the 3rd, 13th and 16th floor.

Sheraton and Marriott Hotel Chains ban smoking

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.

Smoking Ban in Public Indoor Areas

After August, 2007, no smoking is permitted in public indoor areas, unless a smoking device such
as a smokers' room or smokers' booth has been installed, or the area is used by one person at
a time. Food and beverage must not be served or brought into the smokers' room or booth.
Smoking in bars and cafes with an alcohol license is allowed only if the area occupied by the
premises is less than 40 square meters. Food as such must not be served.

Whether smoking is allowed in hotel rooms used for sleeping depends on the hotel management.
Smoking is not allowed in taxis or in public means of transportation.
Nearly a quarter of people in this country of 5.4 million is exposed to a passive smoking, according
to the National Board of Health. The board said a second-hand smoking was responsible for the
deaths of many people in Denmark and the hospitalization of more than 1,000 each year.

Employees or restaurants that violate the ban can be fined. First time offenders face thefine of
2,000 kroner($367). The second time, the penalty is 5,000 kroner ($913), the third time, 10,000
kroner ($1,830)
Source: China Daily August 16, 2007.

Whether smoking is allowed in hotel rooms used for sleeping depends on the hotel management.
Smoking is not allowed in taxis or in public means of transportation.




食事を出さない小規模(40sqm 以下)のバーは規制法から除外された。レストラン、バーでは完全に分離した

から離れたところに設置する。2008年1月から’smoke police' による取り締まりを行う。違反例に対する
罰金は2,000 DKK(266EUR)で、再犯した場合はその額は5,000 DKKとなる。



OECD: 経済協力開発機構、欧州を中心に日米を含め30ヵ先進工業国の加盟する国際機関


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