SLC International Airport exposes travelers to secondhand smoke

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  1. sobore
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    Salt Lake City International Airport is named in a new CDC survey on secondhand smoke exposure. SLC International is one of five of the 29 largest airports in the United States that allows smoking in designated areas.

    On any given day inside Terminal A you’ll find a dozen or more smokers getting their fix before they fly. Jacalyn Mathews is one such traveler who’s happy she’s able to have a cigarette between her connecting flights.

    “It’s wonderful,” said Mathews. “I don’t understand why they can’t have this at every airport…to go have a cigarette between a flight is impossible.”

    Although smoking was banned on flights years ago there's no federal law requiring airports to be smoke-free. Salt Lake, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and Denver International continue to allow smoking in restaurants, bars or ventilated smoking rooms.

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    PhotoJim Silver Member

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    I don't care if you smoke... as long as you don't exhale. :)
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