Smoking on cruise ships poses both a health hazard from secondhand smoke exposure and a risk of fires.

If you are taking a cruise, when you book, ask for a nonsmoking cabin and express your desire for the line to adopt a 100% smokefree policy. Customer feedback is the driving force behind cruise lines adoption of smokefree policies,  including Trip Advisor reviews and social media comments.

In addition, Cruise Critic has information on cruise line smoking policies.

“It got to the point where we were getting enough of a feel from our guests saying, ‘We’re sensitive to the smell, secondhand smoke is becoming more of an issue and we think you as part of the industry need to step back and reevaluate things.’” — Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line