The first JTI smoking lounge opened in Zurich Airport
Environmental tobacco smoke, also known as second-hand smoke, is a mixture of the smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette and the exhaled smoke from smokers nearby.
There are some concerns that exposure to environmental smoke is as harmful as smoking. However, current scientific evidence shows that this is not the case.
We believe it is important for smokers and non-smokers to respect each other. Many people do not want to be in smoky environments, and smokers should show consideration for the people around them. In particularly, they should not smoke when children are present.
We are constantly working to find solutions that accommodate the interests of smokers and non-smokers. We advocate separate smoking areas, which allow the public to choose what kind of venues they want to visit and give business owners the right to decide what they want based on the needs of their customers and staff.
One of our practical solutions is to help airports around the world to design and build smoking lounges to accommodate smokers who are traveling.