english index tobacco control English Index


Finland smoking ban
Finland's smoking ban for bars, cafes, restaurants




Finland's smoking ban for a public indoor space

The 2007 smoking ban for bars and restaurants imposed all bars, cafes and restaurants larger than 50 square
meters with a proper ventilation system can, during a two-year transition period, set up special smoking sections
covering half the size of premises. No customers are allowed to eat or drink in the special booths.
However,
this strict regulation was not accepted from the owners, because they cannot expect to pay well by setting
a separate smoking space inside. As a result, most restaurant owners adopted a policy to place ashtrays on
a table of outdoor section.

2007年6月に規制が強化され、鉄道、バス、職場、レストラン、バーでの喫煙が禁止された。しかし、2年間の時限立法
措置であったが、飲食店は完全に独立した喫煙室(smoking booth) を設置することが出来た。審査制となっており、
厳しい規制もあってか、建物内に喫煙ブースを設ける動きはなかった模様だ。2009年7月に時効を迎え、この例外措置も
なくなり、すべての飲食店では、屋外席に喫煙テーブルを設けて、そう多くない喫煙者に対応していた。



Many ashtrays on outdoor cafe tables, Helsinki, Finland

Hilton Hotel Strand, Helsinki arranges a smoking area, not far from the main entrance to the Hotel. About 8 chairs are provided for smokers.
The numbers of guest rooms in which smoking is allowed in Hilton are 27, which consists of
14% of total 192 rooms.
Palace Hotel which stands beside a beautiful port site, and with a good reputation, has 5 smoking guest rooms,
13% of 39 total rooms.


Hilton Hotel Strand, Helsinki, provides smoking space with chairs outside of the building.

Hilton Helsinki Airport Hotel and a smoking place outside

Hilton Helsinki Airport Hotel, which stands at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has total guest rooms of 330. Smoking rooms are two,
which consists of
0.6% of total, as of July 2014. A designated smoking place is outside of the hotel.

H
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.


Various cigarette butt receptacles ( stand ashtray )
(L) Hilton Hotel Strand (M) Street car stop at the Central Station (R) Outside of MacDonald, Ruoholahti, Helsinki

(L)(M) No-smoking signs in the bus stop (R) Streetcar tracks at the intersection of Etelaeesplanadi and Etelaeranta roads.

Smokers on the streetcar stop in front of the Central Station, Helsinki, Finland

Smokers on the streetcar stop in front of the Central Station, Helsinki, Finland

路面電車とバスの停留所には禁煙マークをみるが、堂々と喫煙している人は少なくない。ベンチのある囲いの外側に吸い殻入れが
設置してあるところをみると合法的に喫煙出来るようだ。禁止区域の境界が極めてあいまいである。



No-smoking sign at the Oestra Centrum and Graesviken subway stations.
]
(L)No-alchohol and no-smoking sign at the subway train door (R) Inside of Helsinki subway

(L) Pole ashtray and smoking person seen outside of Mellungsbacka subway station, Helsinki
(R) No-smoking sign of Itaekeskus Shopping Center, Helsinki

地下鉄の禁煙標識は明確である。さすが、地下鉄ホームと車内で喫煙している人は一人もいなかった。駅の外にはポール型の
灰皿が用意されている。車内での飲酒も禁止されている。


Central Railway Station, Helsinki, Finland

Central Railway Station, Helsinki, Finland

A sleeping car (no smoking) and a smoking booth of the train of Aurora Borealis Express.
This smoking booth was removed after June 2013. No smoking is allowed inside of the Finland railway trains.

(L)Smoking woman in the waiting bench of Pasila Boele railway station. (R) A long-distance train to Moscow.


A total smoking ban inside of a train is now well accepted rule in the world. Nevertheless, a long-distance train of
Aurora Borealis Express provides a separate smoking-booth in a train. This is the only train the writer could see
in the world, except cases in Japan. The JR-West, JR-Tokai and JR-Shikoku companies of Japan provide a separate
section for smokers in the long-distance train, including of the Shinkansen super express.


フインランド鉄道(VR)は全車両禁煙車である。しかし、北極圏近くまで運行するオーロラエクスプレスには二人でいっぱいと
なるような狭い喫煙ブースが設置されている。ヘルシンキにはロシア、モスクワからロシア鉄道の列車が乗り入れている。
ロシアでは2007年に公共交通機関を禁煙とする規制を実施しているが、ヘルシンキ駅に停車している車内を検証するには
乗車券の他にビサが必要なため、列車内の喫煙ブースに関し確認できなかった。ロシアでは2014年以降、すべての鉄道車内での
喫煙は禁止された。
フィンランド鉄道駅施設内は法令により全面禁煙となっているが、駅のホームの規制に関しては、オープンスペースでも屋根の
ある部分では禁煙であると解釈出来るが、やはり曖昧さが残る。



Smokers outside of Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, Finland

Smokers outside of Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, Finland

Smoking room inside of Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, Finland
A child is waiting for his father to finish smoking in the designated booth.


The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, Finland should be smoke-free, since smoking in all public places
banned completely. However, we arrived at the airport terminal, there was a slight smell of tobacco. This
could be come from outside of the entrance to the terminal. In Finland, smoking is not forbidden near
the building entrance. The Helsinki International Airport provides 6 smoking rooms in the terminal buildings.
Incidentally, I felt pity to see about 10-year old child, waiting outside an airport smoking room until his
father to finish smoking.


ヘルシンキ国際空港はT1とT2に分かれており、T1が国内便で現在工事中である。T2で国際便が発着するが、
いずれも全面禁煙となっている。しかし、空港内部には禁煙標識はない。T2出発ターミナルに5っの喫煙室があり、
到着ターミナルに1つの喫煙室がある。多くの喫煙者でいっぱいとなっている。出発ターミナルの喫煙室では
10歳くらいの男の子が父親がタバコを吸い終えるのをじっと待っていた。こうした仕打ちをして、その父親は
なんとも感じないのだろうか、一旦中毒になると考える力をも失う恐ろしさと、その恐ろしさを知らされていない
子供が不憫でならなかった。


(L) Smoking booth on the way to the air terminals (R) Ashtrays filled with a cigarette butt.

Smoking booth to the Terminal 36:
No door is provided and adverse tobacco-smoke spills out other areas
where air passengers are waiting. This area is outside of the EU passport control. The above four photographs were taken in July 2014.


The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport does not protect air passengers from the adverse tobacco smoke,
without providing a door between a smoking-room and a passage in the terminal building. The right photograph
was taken a door-less smoking room just beside of JAL fright waiting room. Both pictures were taken in June 2016.

Smoking restriction of the world airports



Finland's proposal to eliminate tobacco use

The Finnish Ministry for Social Affairs and Health is set to propose legislation that will see the country pursue
a course to a tobacco-free society. If it passed, the new laws would make the Finland the first country in the
world dedicated to eradicating tobacco use. Ismo Tuominen, one of the authors of the proposal, cited Ireland
restricted the cigarette sale to behind under counters. The display of tobacco is also illegal in Iceland and parts
of Canada. He added that a strong government-support will end the tobacco use would be the best option.
Source: Ice News, Daily News October 12, 2009



Smoking Ban in European Countries
 Italy  Malta   Ireland    North Ireland   UK   Germany   Switzerland 
 France   Holland  Portugal   Spain   Norway  Sweden  Denmark  
 Iceland   Finland

  Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland
 Rental Car Smoking Ban in Finland

Finland
Arrival to Finland Tobacco Control in Finland Railways in Helsinki City of Helsinki

フィンランド:受動喫煙防止への取り組みを検証する旅
執筆および写真撮影 2009年7月、更新 2014年7月 更新 2016年6月
「禁煙席ネット」 主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
This Web site is link-free.
The photographs were taken and the article was written in July 2009, last revised in June 2016,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



Public transport in Helsinki



Special Note: 日本語表示
 Russia unduly occupies our Northern Territories of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
  Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

www. smokefree.jpn.com
COPYRIGHT(C)2006-2020 JUNHAKU MIYAMOTO, PhD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The way to contact to the writter
Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
Junhaku Miyamoto: profile


Smoke-free Hotel and Travel

受動喫煙防止条例  屋内全面禁煙  屋内喫煙設備撤去 鉄道車内完全禁煙レンタカー レストラン バー 飲食店 ホテル 空港 喫煙規制
Restaurant hotel railway rent-a-car travel airport condominium tobacco smoking ban
  Twitter@worldviewtokyo Twitter: @smokefreejpn