The Macau International Airport issued a statement informing the public that a second smoking room has been renovated at the departure lounge of the passenger terminal. They have obtained formal approval from the Health Bureau, and the room has been open to departing passengers since July 26.
With this addition, the airport now possesses two smoking rooms in the departures restricted area, one located in the south end and this new one in the north.
The airport claimed that the air-purification system of the smoking lounges includes advanced technology introduced from Japan.
This machine separates smoking areas from non-smoking areas by employing “air curtains”. This technology ensures that negative air pressure is maintained within the smoking area and eliminates smoke drifting outside of the controlled area.
The new smoking lounge can accommodate up to 40 people at the same time.
From the start of 2018, a ban on smoking was extended to all indoor establishments accessible to the public, with the exception of certain designated smoking lounge areas at either the city’s airport or the city’s casinos.
Under the amended Regime of Tobacco Prevention and Control, the selling and advertising of e-cigarettes, as well as the use of e-cigarettes in no-smoking areas, is also prohibited. JZ