Get the Facts!Smoke-free travel, including transportation and lodging, is popular and becoming more common each year. Preferences for smoke-free environments continues to increase, and even people who smoke are more likely to choose 100% smoke-free accommodations.
- A lodging establishment owner can legally restrict or prohibit smoking on the property of the business as long as the policy does not target a protected class or minority.
- Secondhand smoke travels through air ducts and ventilation systems. ASHRAE has said that “the only means of effectively eliminating the health risks associated with indoor exposure is to ban smoking activity.”
- A recent survey found that a significant percentage (93%) of Maine lodging establishments have smoke-free policies that prohibit the use of all smoked tobacco products in all guest rooms, suites & balconies. Additionally, 79% also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices, such as e-cigarettes or vape pens.