Atlanta Airport to ban smoking

Atlanta Airport to ban smoking

The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, will soon have no amenities for smokers.  Atlanta City Council passed a total smoking ban.

Taking effect on January 2, 2020, the ban will force smokers to exit security before being able to light up. 

Currently, ATL has several lounges where smokers can light-up. The lounges will be put to other uses.

The Atlanta City Council on June 3 voted to implement a wide-ranging ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants, bars, workplaces and many other public places in the city, as well as at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Council members voted 13-2 in favor of the ordinance, which was later signed by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

The ban prohibits smoking and vaping in bars, restaurants, places of employment, hotel and motel rooms and other enclosed public areas. It covers cigarettes, cigars and electronic cigarettes.

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