Denver International Airport closes last smoking lounge | AspenTimes.com

Denver International Airport closes last smoking lounge

The Associated Press

The Denver International Airport and hotel from the far side of the airfield.

DENVER — Denver International Airport has decided to become a smoke-free facility.

KMGH-TV reports that the airport’s last smoking lounge is closing Wednesday night.

The Colorado Tobacco Free Alliance is celebrating the closure. It says the alliance launched a campaign to make the airport smoke-free in June 2008.

Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said closing all smoking lounges had been a long-time goal.

Heath said one of the challenges in making the airport smoke-free had to do with end-of-lease agreements, which the Smokin’ Bear Lodge Smoking Lounge recently reached.

The airport joins 619 others to become smoke-free in the U.S.

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