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Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland

Iceland: smoke-free bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants and night clubs.

All international and domestic airports in Iceland are smoke-free. No one can smoke inside
of the airport facilities.

Restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes in Iceland will be completely smoke-free, and there
are no designated smoking areas inside. However, smoking is not restricted in outdoor
areas, provided good airflow is secured. Saga Museum, Reykjavik places ashtray and
trash combo, both sides of the main entrance, and also, pole ashtrays are placed on the view
balcony of the Museum. This may cause a second-hand smoking to other visitors. Although
Blue Lagoon, Grindavik provides a designated smoking area, from which tobacco-smoke
may involve people in the view balcony of the second floor.

Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik placed a funnel top ashtray outside of the building.
Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn provides a smoking section far from the main entrance, but next to
the sliding door of free space of the Hotel, which is usually closed. Iceland's smoking ban
does not include outdoor areas, such as the state law of Hawaii, which prohibits smoking
within six meters of entrance or exit.

(L) Tobacco health warning posted at the Hofn Airport, Iceland.
(M)(R) A domestic aircraft and a lobby of Hofn Airport

(L) Pole ashtray attached to wall near the entrance to Akureyri Airport, Iceland.
(M)(R) A lobby of Akureyri Airport and domestic aircraft

Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Smoking restriction of the world airports

The Vik's beach and a smoking ban sign of the Hotel Dyrholaey, Vik, Iceland
(L) Looking over Dettifoss, Iceland (R) A smoking woman watching a great waterfall

A smoking area outside of the lobby and a bar of Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn, Iceland

(L) Reception desk with no smoking sign plate of Hotel Reynihlid, Myvatn (R) Mud pots in Namafjall, near Myvatn, Iceland

(L) Myvatn Nature Baths. Iceland (M) Ashtray outside (R) Dust box with no smoking sign

Lonely women are smoking outside of a general store in Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Jokulsarlon.

Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland and no-smoking signs attached to the window.

Designated smoking area and smokers at Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland
(L) Reykjavik Nordica Hilton Elevator panel showing that the smoking rooms are on 4th floor of hotel building.
(M) No smoking sign on the wall of room entrance (R) Reykjavik Nordica Hilton

(L) Funnel top ashtray seen outside the Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik
(M) Raddison SAS Sega Hotel, Reykjavik
(R) Smoke-free Foss Hotel Lind, Reykjavik

Foss Hotels are the first hotel chain with
all nonsmoking facilities in Iceland. All guest rooms are
smoke-free. However, internationally operating hotels, such as SAS and Hilton, provide a smoking
room. The percentages of smoking rooms to total guest rooms are
15.9% for the Hilton, 4.3% for
the SAS.

(L) Smoking ban sign and exterior of Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik
(R) Perlan on water tanks, Reykjavik, Iceland

Entrance to the Saga Museum( Ashtray and trash combo, both sides), Reykjavik, Iceland
Pole ashtrays are also placed on the view balcony of Saga Museum.

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.

Tobacco Product Health Warning

The entrance to the restricted area of tobacco sales at the Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

(L) Health warning in Island language (R) Health warning: Smoking seriously harms you and others around you.

Health warning

Health warning: Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes.

Health warning: Smoking is highly addictive. Do not start. Smoking can damage the sperm and decreases fertility.
Heath warning
Health warning

(Note)1,000 Iceland Kronur(1,000SK)=750 Japanese Yen (as of July 2009)
1,000 Iceland Kronur(1,000SK)=56 Eur (as of July 2009)

(L) A grocery store sells tobacco behind a counter desk, in order to be not seen by regular customers.
(R) No-smoking sign in a fast food restaurant, Iceland

  International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes

Iceland considers prescription-only cigarettes  アイスランド:たばこは処方箋扱いに

Imagine walking into a drug store, making your way to the pharmacist’s counter and handing him or
her a prescription written by your physician for cigarettes. A politician in Iceland is suggesting just
that by proposing a private member’s bill banning the sale of cigarettes, excepting for a prescription
issued by a physician. Iceland’s former Health Minister Siv Fridleifsdottir, who sponsored the bill,
worked with the Icelandic Medical Association as well as a coalition of tobacco control groups to come up
with the radical initiative. It is part of a broader ten-year plan that aims to ban smoking in all public places,
including sidewalks, parks and in cars transporting children. In addition, Iceland would like to follow
Australia’s lead by legislating plain packaged cigarettes. Under the proposed law, doctors will be asked
to encourage people to quit using treatments and education programs. Only pharmacies would be allowed
to provide cigarettes to those aged 20 and over, with a valid medical certificate. The aim is to protect
children and youngsters and stop them from smoking, Fridleifsdottir told the Guardian of UK.
The proposal would initially result in an increase in cigarette prices by 10% per annum, in line with
the World Health Organization proposals. Evidence shows that a 10% increase of price result in
a 4 to 8% reduction in consumption.
Source:Tobacco Info No. 7 ,October 2011

Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Tax

2007年6月、アイスランド全土にわたって新しい受動喫煙防止法が施行された。 世界でも最も治安の安定した国と
いわれているが、 レイキャビック国際空港は清潔感に満ちあふれており、上品にカラーコーデネィトされている。





Arrival to Reykjavik Blue Lagoon Pingvellir, Strokkur Gullfoss Hekla
Skogafoss, Vik Glacia Akureyri, Husavik Dettifoss, Myvatn City of Reykjavik

Smoking Ban and Tobacco Control in Iceland 2008
Fresh and clean air country, Iceland 2009
Iceland considers cigarettes to be prescription only. 2012


禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The report was written and photographed in July 2009 by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD, PhD.

Arrival to Reykjavik, Iceland

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