What it Means to Be “No Smoking”
If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas and would like to take advantage of all the numerous casinos, shows, and restaurants, you’ll want to know if the hotels are smoke free. Most people will be shocked when they realize it is illegal to be smoking in a hotel room. It doesn’t matter if you’ve done it before or if you don’t smoke; the first time is going to sting. When you’re walking around the casino floor and seeing people lighting up, you can’t help but feel like you need to light up too.
But what if you can’t? How do you get the occasional cigarette in an air conditioned hotel room? The good news is that you don’t have to give up your freedom of movement. All you need to do is ask the manager about adding a smoke free alternative to your stay.
For example, Silverton Inn and Suites in Las Vegas offer a “No Smoking” policy for all of their rooms. If you bring up the subject with the front desk clerk, they will usually be happy to make this modification with no charge. Of course, you should check with your insurance company before leaving your hotel to find out whether or not they will cover you for a “No Smoking” policy.
The Ritz Carlton Las Vegas has a similar policy. You can ask them directly if they offer a “No Smoke” option for the suites on the upper floors. They will most likely say yes, or tell you to contact the concierge to inquire about it.
One of the newest developments in Las Vegas is the implementation of a “No Smoking” sign right outside of each of the casinos. It is expected to be rolled out over the next year. So far, it appears to be a success. People who previously lit up a cigarette in a room now don’t. Even smokers who were afraid to visit the casino now take a chance once they see the no-smoking sign. That certainly helps keep the atmosphere more friendly in the casino.
While these new measures are quite novel, they are not the first to attempt to curb the rising problem of smoking in Las Vegas. For years, restaurants in Vegas were prohibited from providing cigarettes to customers. However, this simply caused people to patronize restaurants that did allow smoking. It was only a matter of time before restaurants in Vegas followed suit.
It is too early to tell how successful these initiatives will be. The casinos are hoping for a gradual, and gradual decrease in cigarette smoking. But there is no doubt that the “No Smoke” campaigns will begin to take effect. And eventually, all of Vegas will be smoke free.
Of course, the casinos aren’t the only places that will be smoke free. Hotels and restaurants will follow suit. Soon, no one will be allowed to sit anywhere that doesn’t have smoke removed. Even places that used to be smoke free will be forced to make changes. Hopefully, this new “No Smoke” campaign will work.
Now that you know why it is necessary to keep the “No Smoke” initiative in place, you might wonder how you go about keeping your air clean. There are a few simple things that you can do. First, ask the hotel staff to leave the cigarettes where they belong. Many hotels have strict policies on this, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble. If the policy is rather tight, ask if they can add an extra guest to your list that allows them to bring their own. Having an extra set of lungs is worth it.
Another way to help “No Smoke” is by making sure you use alternate means to smoke. Use your laptop, coffee maker, or oven instead of a cigarette. Also, replace your cigarettes with flavored ones, such as cherry or chocolate. These won’t cause you to light up, and they will keep the “No Smokes” campaign going.
If you’re wondering if you can bring your own cigarette to the event, the answer is yes. You can pack your own if you really want to, but many hotels do have a no smoking policy. If you are staying at a hotel that does have this policy, you should ask if they have a designated place to pack cigarettes for guests. They may even have a stash of them in a spare room.
The most important part about “No Smoking” is to enforce it. Don’t let people smoke in your home. Especially not when you know you can help them do so. Make sure to remind your friends and family. You never know when one of them will catch a bit of smoke themselves.