Denver International Airport Goes 100% Smokefree Indoors

Denver International Airport Goes 100% Smokefree Indoors

2018-03-20T14:56:47+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Airports, Big Tobacco, Places, Public Venues|Tags: , |

Starting March 1, 2018, Denver International Airport will finally be 100% smokefree indoors!

Denver is one of the nation’s busiest airports, with thousands of people traveling through there every day. Airport officials need to hear from us that this new policy is popular with the public. Please email or call (303) 342-2000 to thank airport officials for supporting and protecting traveler and worker health. Thank you! And if time allows, please let us know you took action.

Background

Over the past seven years, three of the four smoking lounges have gone smokefree (one became a BBQ restaurant, one a juice and healthy snack service, and one remodeled to offer extra seating). This left one large indoor smoking lounge located in Concourse C.

Big Tobacco has lobbied and fought for decades to keep smoking inside Denver’s airport despite the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. Now, 28 years after airplanes went smokefree for flight attendant health, airport workers (and travelers) will finally get that same protection in the entire airport.

As of January 2, 2018, more than 600 U.S. airports are smokefree indoors, but several major airports still allow smoking inside including Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Washington Dulles. Let these airports know you want 100% smokefree indoor air. The science is clear that airport smoking rooms or ventilation systems do not address the health hazards of secondhand smoke. Today, more than 85% of U.S. adults are nonsmokers. Airports can repurpose smoking areas into more useful passenger amenities while also creating a much healthier environment. Everyone deserves the right to breathe smokefree air.

Update – March 15, 2018

Denver Airport Without Smoking Lounge Photo

Such a pleasure to pass through a Smokefree Denver airport!

The former smoking lounge is a hopping new sports bar & barbeque restaurant.  We have never seen so many people in this spot.

Smart move, Denver International Airport.

Smokefree is Good for Health and Good for Business!