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Belfast airport now charging for smoking

Belfast, smoking areaBelfast International Airport has introduced a new charge. After deciding to charge people £1 ($1.64) to drop off passengers and £1 for a clear plastic bag to put liquids in, now passengers are going to be charged £1 to use the smoking areas.

Airport officials defend the charges saying it costs them extra to maintain separate smoking areas, which are used only by a minority of the passengers.

Smokers will have to insert a pound coin into a coin slot to open the doors to the smoking area. Do you think this is fair? Take the poll below or sound off in the comments section!

[Photo courtesy Piotrus via Wikimedia Commons]

Should smokers be charged to use the airport smoking areas?
Yes, these areas cost extra and smokers should pay for them.216 (72.5%)
No, why should smokers pay extra?82 (27.5%)

Filed under: Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, Transportation, Airports, News, Travel Health

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