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A trip to inspect smoking ban in Portugal

Smoking Restriction in Lisbon

Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport, is located 7km north of the city of Lisbon.
In Portuguese, it is called Aeroporto de Lisboa.

From February 2008, Portugal introduced a smoking ban in enclosed spaces in public places and
commercial establishments. The Portuguese airport authority followed by announcing a full ban
on smoking in areas of all airports except at Lisbon, where there are designated smoking areas.

(L) TAP Portugal aircraft at the Lisbon Portela airport
(R) The sign board at the arrival terminal says ' Lisbon Airport is a smoke free zone.
(L)Air Apron and control tower of the Lisbon Airport (R) No-smoking sign board at the hall of the arriving terminal
An indoor smoking room is provided in the Lisbon Portela international airport. This is the only space for smoking among the airports in Portugal.

Smoking restriction of the world airports

(L) A woman smoking outside of the Lisbon Portela international airport
(M) Lisbon taxi is smokefree (R) Many hotels show the sign board which indicates no smoking in the reception floor or corridor.

Man and woman smokers in the central shopping area of Lisbon

(L) Tobacco is on sale with a whisky and wine at a small cafe in Lisbon.
(M) A pole ashtray is provided outside the Holiday Inn Porto
(R) No smoking sign plate pasted on the wall of Tivoli Oriente, Hotel, Lisbon

A main restaurant and no-smoking sign plate at the Tivoli Oriente Hotel, Lisbon

(L) The entrance and Exterior of Tivoli Oriente Hotel
(R) A sign plate observed in the smoking section of a bar lobby on the second floor of the Tivoli Oriente Hotel.

Photographed in April-May, 2010.

The total guest rooms of Sheraton Lisbona Hotel are 369. Of these, 60 rooms are designated
as a smoking room (
16.2% ). The Panorama Restaurant has a bar, in which smoking is allowed.
No wall is present between a restaurant and bar section.
Tivoli Oriente Hotel, Lisbon has a total room of 279. The number of smoking room is 40 (
14.3% ).
A lobby bar on the second floor has a smoking section. However, the non-smoking and smoking
areas are in the same floor space. A hotel staff explained there is a good aspiration system,
which remove a tobacco smoke from a bar lobby.

(L) A guest room of the Sheraton Lisbona Hotel
(R) No-smoking sign plate in the cafeteria at the Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon

(L)(M) Women are smoking at the plateform of Oriente station, Lisbon.
(R) No-smoking sign board was placed on an entrance of the express train to porto.

An automatic bending machine for tobacco sale at the Tivoli Oriente Hotel, Lisbon

A tobacco shop at the Vasco da Gama shopping Centers and Mall, near the Oriente train station, Lisbon
Photographed in April-May, 2010.

According to the data presented by the Tobacco Manufacturing Asocation, about the cigarette
prices & tax, the tax incidence is 80 % for Portugal and 78% for Spain, respectively. However,
the price of a cigarette appeared to be equal in both countries. Marlboro, for instance,
costs 3.6 Euros in Lisbon, and 3.6 Euros in Barcelona, which is the same.

Health warning on tobacco packages seen at the Lisbon international airport

喫煙は皮膚の老化をもたらします Smoking promotes the aging of the skin.

喫煙は死をもたします Smoking can cause death early.

喫煙行為は周囲の人々の健康を侵害します Smoking may cause the damage of health around you.

Duty-free shops are retailing outlets that do not apply local or national taxes and duties.
It is a bit of misnomer though because shoppers may still have to pay duties in their home
country on items purchased from the shops which are exempt from taxes. They are often
found in the international zone of airports, sea ports or on board passenger ships. They are
not as commonly available for road or train travelers, although several border crossings between
the United States and Canada have duty-free shops for car travelers. These outlets were
abolished for travel within the European Union in 1999, but are retained for travelers whose
destination is outside the EU. They also sell to intra-EU travelers but with appropriate taxes.

International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes

Smoking Restriction in Porto

(L) An automatic vending machine for tobacco sale at a cafe near the Dom Luis 1st Bridge, Porto
(R) The Holiday Inn, Porto is smoke-free. Double expression of 'no smoking'

(L) Holiday Inn, Porto (M) Hotel Infante de Sagres, Porto (R) Qualty Inn, Porto

Total rooms of Holidai Inn Porto are 134/all rooms are smoke-free. No-smoking booth is
provided inside of this hotel.
Hotel Infante de Sagres, Porto is a classic hotel with a true icon of sophisticated design.
A lobby and restaurant are luxurious. Total guest rooms are 70, of these 8 are smoking rooms (
11.4% ).
Quality Inn Porto locates in the Porto Batalha Square. It has total guest rooms of 113.
The number of smoking rooms is 41 (
36.3% ).
No smoking booth is provided inside of the hotel.

Smokers with cigarette at the plateform and in front of the Sao Bento train station, Porto
Photographed in April-May, 2010.

There appears no smoking ban is enforced at the platform of a railway station, bus stop in
the country of Portugal. The underground metro may be the exception.

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.

Health warning on tobacco packages seen at the Porto international airport

(L) A tax-free tobacco shop in the Port internationl airport (R) A special desplay section for Marlboro

Health warning written in Portuguese

(L) Port international airport apron
A crewman of Ryanair was selling an E-cigarette in an aircraft cabin after the landing off Porto airport.
He holds the cigarette package in his left hand while explaining to an air passenger.
Nobody, however, was appeared to smoke inside at the time of this flight.
Photographed in May, 2010.

Ireland-based Ryanair is selling smokeless cigarettes on all the company’s flights. Ryanair says
a survey showed many passengers would like the option to smoke during flights. The air line
company sells the air passengers a pack of smokeless tobacco for 6 Euros. The company spokesman,
S.McNamara believes the smokeless nicotine-delivery device do not emit any toxins or chemicals
to nearby passengers.

There are many hostile criticisms on the extra-charge enforced by the Ryanair. Recently, when
the Iceland's volcanic ash caused European disruption, Ryanair did not support their passengers.
Italian civic aviation authority, in May 2010, said to impose a fine on Ryanair 3 million Euros for
failing stranded customers when their flights were canceled.
Source: Cigarettes, and others.


In April 2015, New law bans smoking in closed public space.

Portugal's government has approved amendments to the law on tobacco that foresee the prohibition of
electronic cigarettes containing nicotine and of smoking in all closed public spaces, according to a statement
released after the weekly cabinet meeting.

The government "approved a bill for the protection of citizens from the involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke
and for the reduction of demand relating to addiction, as well as for the cessation of its consumption and
the reinforcement of the information available to consumers.

The bill bans smoking in areas with service in all types of restaurants, cafes and bars, including in concert venues
and cinemas, casinos, bingo halls, games rooms and other spaces that host non-artistic shows.
The minister of health, Paulo Macedo, noted that the new bill comes eight years after the current tobacco law took effect.

Among changes to cigarette packaging are the replacement of text warnings with pictures aimed at dissuading people
from smoking, and the elimination of "subjective" descriptive words such as "light". Tobacco products with distinctive
aromas, such as menthol, are also to be banned. Until now smoking has been allowed in closed public spaces with
the appropriate air extraction systems, as specified under the existing law. A moratorium of five years is foreseen
for the application of the new law for establishments that have invested in these systems.

New smoking law set to come into force

A new law which clamps down even further on smoking is to come into force on 1 January 2018.
Under the new law e-cigs and other devices will be governed by the same laws as traditional tobacco,
and smoking will be banned in all places frequented by minors. The law further states that designated outdoors
areas should be created for smokers, and covered to protect against the elements.

The government "approved a bill for the protection of citizens from the involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke
and for the reduction of demand relating to addiction, as well as for the cessation of its consumption and
the reinforcement of the information available to consumers," the statement said.

The bill bans smoking in areas with service in all types of restaurants, cafes and bars, including in concert venues
and cinemas, casinos, bingo halls, games rooms and other spaces that host non-artistic shows.

Source: The Portugal News on Line, 10-08-2017

The new packs will feature the product name in standard font on the front below a huge health warning.

Why do all cigarette boxes now have plain packaging? The aims of the laws are simple - to cut the number
of people taking up smoking by making it less appealing to children and young people. Tobacco products
have already been hidden under the counter, and now they are losing their colorful branding. According to
Cancer Research, two-thirds of smokers start before the age of 18 - the beginning of an addiction which will kill
up to two in three long-term smokers. The cigarette companies will be stripped of their branding, with
boxes only displaying graphic images of smoking-related illnesses.
Two-thirds of smokers start before they are 18, according to Cancer Research

Several studies have shown standard packs change attitudes and beliefs around smoking, by reducing
its appeal and making health warnings more prominent. Australia has had standardized packs since
December 2012, and figures suggest smoking has declined since then.


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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in March 2008, and revised in October 2017, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., Ph.D.

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