Thursday, April 27, 2000

Airport installs new smoking room




By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HEBRON — The skies, or at least the inside air, is a little clearer at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

        Louisville-based Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. opened a $125,000 ventilated smoking room Wednesday in the ticketing area of Terminal 3, where Delta Air Lines and Comair operate.

        The fully-enclosed room uses a process called displacement ventilation that takes cigarette smoke from the lower part of the room and exhausts it out of the top, said Dr. Sharon Boyse, director of scientific issues for Brown & Williamson.

        The air is flowing upwards at all times, bringing in more fresh air than in rooms with most air-conditioning systems, Dr. Boyse said.

        Brown & Williamson has said it will build a second ventilation room at the airport and has contributed another $100,000 to the Kenton County Airport Board, which is improving six existing smoking rooms throughout the airport by enclosing them and installing new ven tilation systems.

        Delta has also contributed $200,000 to the effort, said Dave Anderson of the airline's Cincinnati office.

        Brown & Williamson — the maker of brands such as Kool, Lucky Strike, Carlton and Viceroy cigarettes — said it is building the rooms in an attempt to develop an environment that can accommodate smokers as well as nonsmokers, said spokesman Fred McConnell.

        “There is a fine line where the two parties can exist without stepping on each other's toes, so to speak,” Mr. McConnell said.

        “This is the first time we've done something like this, but this is a system that could become a model for other airports,” he said.

        Dr. Boyse said the ventilation rooms could also be used in other public places, such as restaurants.

        Ted Bushelman, the airport board's director of communications, said that in the new rooms a nonsmoker may not be bothered because the ventilation system is so effective in removing smoke.

        The other smoking rooms should be completed later this year.

       



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