The flagship international airport in South Carolina in the United States has banned smoking and smoking. The Associated Press reported that the leadership of Charleston International Airport has passed a smoke-free whole park policy, including a ban on smoking and e-cigarette smoking. A press statement from the airport administration stated that the policy is "to maintain the health, safety and welfare of travelers."
The smoke-free policy will take effect from September 1, 2021. The ban includes all enclosed public spaces other than terminals, airport shuttles, sidewalks, rest areas, public and employee parking lots, and other buildings and facilities owned by the airport and the airport authority.
From September 1, 2021, Charleston International Airport will be 100% smoke-free. The ban includes all enclosed public spaces, outside terminals, shuttle buses, sidewalks, rest areas, public and employee parking lots, and other buildings and facilities of the Airport Authority. The Charleston County Aviation Authority is a public agency that owns and operates the civilian and non-military parts of Charleston International Airport. It outlines that the ban will include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, ashtrays, and any delivery of smoke or steam. Equipment or inhalation.
"The airport leadership pointed out in the same statement: "A previous CDC study recorded that second-hand smoke enters the non-smoking area of the airport from designated smoking areas, and non-smoking passengers and employees may be exposed to it. Although we are not sure that this is the CDC study they cited, an entry in the 2017 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that "at the national, city, or airport authority level more broadly The implementation of a smoke-free policy can protect employees and passengers of all ages from the effects of second-hand smoke in the airport."
"The Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department will begin to enforce the ban, and individuals who fail to comply will be fined," the airport said. "Public announcements will be issued immediately through social media, signage and media promotion. The terminal announcements will be recorded as content related to the ban on smoking, and will be pre-set to be broadcast regularly." Gewu Consumer will follow up on the latest news for everyone.