Should they ban smoking from all inside locations?

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Originally posted by BNBR
I wish they would just make the casino non-smoking. I can't fathom it hurting casino sales one bit. Most people don't smoke, so the cruise line is catering to the few that do by screwing the huge majority that don't.
That's probably true. So, why do they cater to the smokers? There is some kind of revenue there. That's why I figured give them their own casino. On the other hand, if I had an indoor space, maybe a bar where I could go....you would not see me in the casino. I would be in that bar. A closed in bar, a place I could hang. Some airports have a smoking lounge. I don't recall anyone having a problem with smoking areas in an airport because they do a pretty good job of keeping the surrounding area clear of smoke.
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Ships with stairwells that go up to the promenade deck need to have them sealed shut so the smoke does not go up. Also they need to add more powerful exhaust ventilation systems to the smoking areas in the casino.

Being a smoker and gambler I know how smoky it can get, but sorry I have this vices right now and think if they threw a little money at the above options it would make it somewhat better (I have lost enough to pay a good portion of it).

I think one of the problems smoking gamblers have is that they start winning at a table or machine and would hate to give it up to go somewhere else for a smoke.

Also don't want them to do it because we are getting close to pinnacle and really want to hit that mark.
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Originally posted by The sea calls my name
Those of us who have severe allergies and in my case also a severe lung disorder ( and no I have never smoked in my life) are tremendously affected by second hand smoke. On many ships the smoke permeates all areas aground the casino preventing us from enjoying any of these areas. So yes, I wish that smoking would be allowed only in the outside designated areas. Just my humble opinion.
Same here. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, I don't want to be around smoke/smokers (I didn't survive cancer just to be taken out by a pack of Marlboros. . . ). I will go up or down a deck to avoid walking through the casino. I also started avoiding parts of the Promenade since the smoke travels up that staircase that leads from the casino (at least it did on Navigator). Personally, I wish they wouldn't allow smoking on the pool deck either because it takes me a few days to remember which side is smoking and which side is not!
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Originally posted by Back2golf6
...takes me a few days to remember which side is smoking and which side is not!
It also takes a few smokers to remember which side is not for smoking.
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Originally posted by RETNAVY1996
Ships with stairwells that go up to the promenade deck need to have them sealed shut so the smoke does not go up. Also they need to add more powerful exhaust ventilation systems to the smoking areas in the casino.
That's why I posted the simple idea of installing doors at both ends of the casino to contain the smoke....but I guess that solution is too simple for RCI.
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Originally posted by Kmangel
To speed up cruise lines instituting non smoking casinos people would need to stop gambling because of the smoke. Don't see that happening!

Holland America had two ships go smoke free in casinos.

The trend is slowly catching on.
Holland lets you smoke on your balcony.
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Originally posted by lucymorgan
Much harder to police - the police don't peer into the windows of houses but they do with cars. Apparently the concentration of smoke from one cigarette in a car (even with a window down) is much higher than in a home.

That being said, most (not all) people in Australia, no longer smoke inside their homes and instead smoke outside. Most responsible parents would do this now because of the media and expectations of the community. It is even common to see ebay ads for items that come from 'a smoke free home' expecting to see a higher sale price.
And Sydney is now the City of Secondhand Smoke. Walk down any sidewalk in the CBD and you cannot escape the smokers. I was out for one afternoon and when I returned to my hotel, my clothes smelled like I had been to a bar (when smoking was still allowed inside).

Sooner or later the smokers will die off from lung disease or COPD and leave some clean air for the rest of us.

Smoke all you want, just don't exhale.
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Yes! Wish they would ban it inside the ships.
My husband has a bad problem with cigarette smoke. It closes up his nasal passages. We have only done Monarch before it left CA and the Allure. We avoid the casino at all costs! We won't even eat at Izumi on Allure because you can smell the smoke down there.
I am concerned reading this as we will be doing a 9 day cruise next month on the Radiance. Hope the smoke is not a problem or it will be a long 9 days if my husband can't breathe well.


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I don't like the smell of smoke and it bothers me. I would hate to have it allowed on balconies again. At least if it is in another location I can then avoid that area. If they allow it on balconies then I would be screwed if someone was smoking upwind from me or someone around me while in port. I would say ban it, but then again smokers need somewhere to smoke. I think an outside area would be good.
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As a smoker, I don't think they would ever go back to smoking on balconies again. Not only for the discomfort of others, but for safety reasons. I, and I believe, any smoker would be satisfied with a comfortable area somewhere on deck. Keep it on one side, so that the non smokers could avoid it if they wish. If the non smokers , and some do, complain about that part of the ship, too bad.
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I am a smoker, and I don't have a problem with not being able to smoke in your room or on your balcony. I prefer the Freedom Class because of the connoisseur clubs which allow smoking inside. I also enjoy smoking in the casino. Weather can be bad, therefore I don't want smoking to just be there....but I feel it important to have place where smoking is allowed inside.
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I was going to just leave this thread alone, but felt I had to get my vote in before RCCL got the impression the "squeaky wheel" constitutes all their guests.

No, I think we need a comfortable indoor place to smoke.

I personally feel RCCL made a mistake when they took away the Connoisseur Club on the Adventure. I'm really not looking forward to it as much as our other cruises on other ships. The lack of the club take away from the enjoyment of this particular guest.
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Originally posted by SargassoPirate
And Sydney is now the City of Secondhand Smoke. Walk down any sidewalk in the CBD and you cannot escape the smokers. I was out for one afternoon and when I returned to my hotel, my clothes smelled like I had been to a bar (when smoking was still allowed inside).

Sooner or later the smokers will die off from lung disease or COPD and leave some clean air for the rest of us.

Smoke all you want, just don't exhale.
That's a horrible thing to say.
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You are being too kind. It's a stupid thing to say.
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Originally posted by voyager70
That's a horrible thing to say.

But it's not incorrect.

If there was a way for smoking to be odour-less and harmless then go ahead. But there isn't.
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Originally posted by constable145
But it's not incorrect.

If there was a way for smoking to be odour-less and harmless then go ahead. But there isn't.
I was referring to the bold text part of the comment. It was not nice to say the least.