Salt Lake airport one of 5 large U.S. airports to continue to allow smoking in designated rooms

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  • red state pride Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 22, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Hello! Colorado and Washington just legalized marijuana. But heaven forbid anyone should be able to smoke a cigarette (which is a legal product btw) Get over yourselves. Secondhand smoke isn't going to hurt you. I get so fed up with the high and mighty attitude of militant anti-smokers ( and I'm not a smoker)If you want to outlaw it then go through the proper legislative channels. Because legislators aren't going to give up that tax revenue. As long as it is legal though smokers should not be treated as second class citizens.

  • ender2155 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    Oh please! The smoking rooms at the SLC airport are completely enclosed and seem to be under negative pressure because even when you walk past them, there is very little smell of smoke. If the rooms bother you that much, walk on the other side of the aisle, and you won't notice anything.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    When are we going to realize that smoking is an addiction, not a right? Continually allowing it and its effects of 2nd hand smoke puts the health of others at risk because smoke contains carcynogens. Everyone knows that. And when one is waiting for the economy bus at the curb they must endure the smokers because the smoke trail doesn't end at the red arrows on the sidewalk that say "smoking area" but it drifts everywhere. That, and the fact no one enforces that anyway. So if you fly, give up nicotine for a few hours; it won't kill you but your habit may help kill someone else.

    Isn't it nice that all the new restaurants started with bars and booze in the airport and they have the prime areas? That's certainly what we need---smoking and drinking to excess while we travel. Of course in SLC it isn't a heaklth issue, either, it's a "rights" issue.

    Boo on the SLC International Airport and their decisions in this regard!