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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
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Old Today, 05:57 AM
 
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Does Atlanta proper have the authority to ban smoking in the entire airport of Hartsfield Jackson given that most of the airport does not reside within the city limits but only a very minute section?

I dont smoke nor do I want to be around it but it kind of seems overstepping boundaries in relation to the airport.
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Old Today, 07:07 AM
 
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Does Atlanta proper have the authority to ban smoking in the entire airport of Hartsfield Jackson given that most of the airport does not reside within the city limits but only a very minute section?

I dont smoke nor do I want to be around it but it kind of seems overstepping boundaries in relation to the airport.
I would think so, since Atlanta owns the airport outright (property rights).

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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I would think so, since Atlanta owns the airport outright (property rights).
You would think correctly.
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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Does Atlanta proper have the authority to ban smoking in the entire airport of Hartsfield Jackson given that most of the airport does not reside within the city limits but only a very minute section?

I dont smoke nor do I want to be around it but it kind of seems overstepping boundaries in relation to the airport.
So does that mean they will be removing the newly renovated Smoking Lounges?



While I am not a smoker, I actually think the Airport SHOULD allow smoking in designated places, like the Smoking Lounges. Most of the passenger that flow thru the Atlanta Airport are just connecting, They have limited amount of time, and can't go "Outside" due to time it takes to get outside, then re-clear security.
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
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Is there any chance they could offer some sort of outdoor area in each terminal? Doesn't seem like it would be THAT hard to do, just make a place like the existing smoking rooms and rip the roof off.

Why they're worried about smoking in a place where people walk around inhaling jet engine fumes is a bit of a mystery to me, but whatevs.
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Old Today, 10:32 AM
 
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I do think the airport should be exempt from this. An essential element of smoking bans is the freedom to go elsewhere—the freedom of choice. Airports, in this day and age, do not offer this freedom.
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Old Today, 10:46 AM
 
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Wow, this is way over due. Here in the north, this has been the law of the land for at least 15 years. Congrats!
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Old Today, 10:48 AM
 
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I do think the airport should be exempt from this. An essential element of smoking bans is the freedom to go elsewhere—the freedom of choice. Airports, in this day and age, do not offer this freedom.
What about the freedom to breath clean air? What about the freedom to not be exposed to carcinogenic filthy air?
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Old Today, 12:11 PM
 
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What about the freedom to breath clean air? What about the freedom to not be exposed to carcinogenic filthy air?
Uh, sugar...
You can caveat something to death. Of course any smoking area in an airport would be sequestered, adequately ventilated, etc. That’s a given and common sense. Moreover, see posters/commentary above.

This is not rocket science—an entire airport, with a plethora of ways to handle it, is not the same thing as an enclosed bar, restaurant, or airplane.
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