Denver Airport to Clear Air by Cutting Back on Smoking Lounges?
By year's end, Denver International Airport will be nearly smoke-free, with all but one of the four indoor smoking lounges closed.
"Now is the time to clear the air," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Friday in announcing the move toward ending smoking within the airport. "DIA is the last public building in Colorado with indoor smoking lounges."
Hancock said the "responsible decision" is to snuff indoor smoking for "a healthier environment for travelers and employees." He noted that while there are systems to filter the smoky air, "there is seepage" into the airport.