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Seattle 2012

Downtown Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, with 609,000 residents, as of the 2010
Census. Population of the Seattle metropolitan area is about 3.4 million. The city is a major coastal seaport situated
on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean, and Lake Washington, about 183 kms
south of the Canada-US border.

In 2010, Seattle was the sixth busiest port in the United States, serving as a major gateway for trade with Asia.
After the Great Depression, a growth returned during and after World War 2, due partially to the local Boeing company,
which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The city developed as a technology center in the 1980s.
The stream of new software, biotechnology, and internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the
city's population by 50,000 between 1990 and 2000.

Japan Airline aircraft and meals served on a plane.

(L) Approaching to the Vancouver International Airport (R) Apron of the Airport

(L) Vancouver International Airport is a smokefree facility. (R) A sign to transfer to USA: A few air passengers were there to travel to USA.

(L) 'Welcome Vancouver' sign and airport corridor
(R) Canadair Regional Jet 200

(L) Interior of the aircraft (M) A scene a staff is loading a luggage (R) A gate door of the Canadair Regional Jet 200

(L) Canad Air Regional Jet 200 is just departing Vancouver International Airport.
(M) Air view of George Massey Highway and Tunnel, that goes through under the Fraser River.
(R) Airplane is now approaching Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

(L) Air Canada Regional Jet began to descent for Seattle.
(M) An aircraft is taxing on the apron of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
(R) No smoking inside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

(L) A guidance about a ground transportation: A Link light-rail is a convenient and economical tool to and in the city center.
(M) A station sign of SeaTac/Airport
(R) A Link light-railway track near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

(L) A Link light-railway is connecting the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the downtown Seattle.
(M) Railway has eleven stations between Westlake Station and Aiprport Station.
(R) A residential area is frequently seen along the Sound Transit railway track.

(L) The Link railway track runs underground in the area of the city center.
This is a railway track between Mount Baker and Beacon Hill stations.
(M) A rail-yard of the Link railway between Beacon Hill and SODO stations (R) A ticket of Sound Transit

(L) A route map of the Link railway
(M) Numerous transportation services are available in downtown Seattle.
(R) Interior of the Link train

(L) A ticket and of the Link railway, Seattle (R) A rail-yard and the headquarters of Tully's Coffee

(L) Link train at SeaTac station waiting for departure (R) Link train at underground Pioneer Square Station

A vast, clean underground space is observed at Pioneer Square Station, downtown Seattle.

(L) Both bus and train use this magnificent underground station of Seattle.
It is illegal to cross the rail track. (R) Westlake station tunnel

Westlake Station, Seattle

The main entrance to Pioneer Square Station and an up-and-down escalator

(L) Five trolleybus systems are operating in Seattle. (R) Metro bus ticket in Seattle ( $2.25 during the off-peak, $0.75 for senior )

Sounder trains travel between Tacoma and Seattle and between Everett and Seattle, and run weekday mornings and afternoons only.
Photographed at King Street Station, Seattle

(L) An Amtrak Cascades train at King Stree Station. It runs 251 kms from Vancouver to Seattle,
continuing 500 kms south via Portland, to Eugene, Oregon
(R) Smith-Tower was constructed in 1913, and is in restoration of the station buildings in 2012.

Smoking ban in hotels in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Sharaton Hotel

In December 2005, Washington became the 5th state to implement a comprehensive statewide law prohibiting smoking
in all indoor public places and workplaces including restaurants, bars, taverns, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and
non-tribal casinos. Hotel rooms are exempted from the ban. However, a great change has occurred to the private hotel
industry. Almost allmajor hotels removed a smoking room from their facilities.

Double-tree by Hilton, Seattle: Entrance, dinning room and bar: All are smokefree.

(L) Hilton Seattle (M) The W-Hotel Seattle (R) Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

(L) Fairmont Olympic Seattle (R) The W-Hotel Seattle

(L) Renaissance Hotel, Seattle (R) Smoking is prohibited within the area of 7.6 meters from building entrance.

Smoking Ban in Seattle's Hotels

Double-tree Hotel by Hilton, Seattle: 120 rooms/all non-smoking
Renaissance Hotel, Seattle: 554 rooms/
all non-smoking
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle: 450 rooms/smoking five rooms ( 1.11% )
Grand Hyatt Seatle: 425 rooms/smoking 24 rooms ( 5.65% )
W-Hotel Seattle: 424 rooms/
all nonsmoking
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 147rooms/
all non-smoking
Hilton Seattle 238 rooms/
all non-smoking
Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1258 rooms/
all non-smoking

* Legend:
The number of total guest rooms / smoking rooms of a hotel
( The percentage of smoking rooms to total rooms )

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.

Japan high speed railways Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
Thailand Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
Hong Kong Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
Canada smoking ban Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
United States Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
United States  Smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Berlin-2011
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice-2011

 Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
 Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland

 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia 2014
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg,
Russia 2014
United States Smoking Ban in Alaska 2014
australia Tobacco control in Australia 2014

Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Oslo 2015
Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Bergen 2015
Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Fjord 2015
Norway All hotels are smoke-free in Norway Fjord 2016

A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of tobacco.

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 Control.
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 bans 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 motel 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

約180km。市域の人口は56万人ほどで、 タコマなどを含めた都市圏の人口は305万人である。 マイクロソフトとニンテンドー

回避するために出入口、窓、空気取入口から最低 7.6メートルの空間で喫煙行為を禁止している。今回の調査で、主要な

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記   Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道   Stockholm County Railways
X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 
フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
サンフランシスコ鉄道 スイス・オーストリア・ドイツ鉄道 
EU Trains 2013

バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道   Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro
韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
  香港空港エクスプレス・地下鉄  Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 中国高速鉄道 High-speed railway in China

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  
Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  
Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道  
High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  
Barcelona Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
Railway Travel in France
Railway Travel in Germany

Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  
Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA 
Trans-Canada Railway, VIA

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 
Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ
Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電  
San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad

 モスクワ地下鉄 Moscow Metro
 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
 ロシア高速鉄道 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ヘルシンキ・サンクトベルグ間高速鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー間鉄道Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
 ゴールドコースト・ライトレール Gold Coast Light-Rail
 トロンハイム・オスロ間鉄道 Trohdheim-Oslo railway, Norway

Narita Airport-City Rail Service
Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'

Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

Midwestern US and at San Francisco
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks Yellowstone National Park 01
Yellowstone National Park 02 Smoking ban in National Parks San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco

 US West Coast and National Parks 2012

「禁煙席ネット」 主宰  医学博士 宮本順伯
This web site is link-free.
The article was written in July 2012. All photographs were taken in June 2012,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
An information was added in July 2016.

United States smoking ban
Seattle 1962-2012

Special Note:
 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.
 War against coronavirus

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