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.
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, 87% of U.S. adults are nonsmokers. Airports can re-purpose 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