Smokefree Dining Resources

Guide to Smoke-Free Restaurants

Going Smoke-free . . .

  • 06/24/00 Economic Impacts of Smoke-free Environments
      In this section of the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project web site, we have provided links to authoritative articles and studies which address various issues concerning the economic impact of smoke-free policies and laws. These articles focus both on the impact on employers/businesses of adopting smoke-free policies and on the economic impact of not having smoke-free policies, since there are clear costs to employers and businesses which continue to permit smoking.

  • 05/02/00 Materials for Restaurant Operators WISH

  • 12/20/99 Going Smoke-Free Profitably From Ira Sharenow in Madison, WI

  • 09/01/00 Smokefree Apartments: Separating Myth from Reality Guidelines for apartment owners/managers from Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota

  • 09/01/00 Smoking Problems From Neighboring Condominiums, Apartment Buildings, And Offices GASP of Colorado Education Library
  • 10/05/03 Smokefree Child Care Guide Centers and providers in Nebraska, from the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition.

    WORLD and NATIONAL Guides

  • 07/21/97 Mike's Airlines Page Updated Airline smoking policies

  • 12/20/99 Smokefree World Lists restaurants catering to nonsmokers around the world! Indespensible for travelers.
  • 09/16/03 Worldwide listings, but not much there yet, if anything
      How are we different from other sites? We work closely with hospitality partners to ensure that the broadest range of establishments are listed. We know the hospitality industry and have worked with all sectors for many years. They know and respect our ability to deliver the best possible product. Does this site reflect a political agenda? No. We're a hospitality promotion site designed to provide you, the consumer, with the most comprehensive access to smoke-free establishments. Additionally, we see an opportunity to help members of the hospitality industry to promote themselves. Is this an anti-smoking site? No. It is financially supported by public health organizations, the hospitality industry, workplace health and safety organizations such as WCB, WSIB, and OSHA. Of course, a major part of its long-term viability will be from on-line revenues of those who wish to have a direct link to promote their establishment. What were its origins? The site was conceived after working for many years with hospitality groups that were heavily impacted by local smoking bans. There has always been choice of smoking and non-smoking venues, but they weren't always publicized as such, and many individual operators didn't want to stick their necks out trying to "test the waters" of the marketplace. This site is designed to provide those operators with a proactive and easy to use medium for announcing the fact that they are choosing the "smoke free option."

  • 05/17/01 Nonsmoking Travel Guide Organized by: Recreation / Lodging / Resorts / Retreats / Dining/ Transportation
      This professionally developed site is specifically designed as a quick reference to guide intentional and selective people searching for smoke-free accommodations. Our sole purpose is to provide easy access to the specific smoke-free accommodations you want for dining, lodging, celebrations, romantic getaways, business conferences, family vacations, transportation, or personal recreation and renewal. Organized for easy reference, is a highly respected and accurate resource that will consistently and effectively guide you to the specific accommodations you're looking for. Along with a color photograph and detailed directions, each business summary will reflect a detailed description with accommodations and amenities.

  • 05/10/01 Smokefree Restaurants and Bars Around the World Good collection of smokefree venue sites. Lots more stuff at: Smoking

  • 03/14/03: Activist-oriented listings are kept at

  • 11/29/00 Smokefree Indoor Air Restrictions in Restaurants By state, from the CDC

  • 10/21/02 Smokefree Dining Guide
      10/6/2002 - WISH Announces Searchable Restaurant Guide at The Wisconsin Initiative on Smoking and Health is pleased to announce its new web site for searching state databases for smoke free restaurants. This is a free listing for restaurants, and to be included a restaurant must have all parts of its establishment smoke free, even its bar areas . . . allows other state Health Departments and GASP organizations to set up and manage their own database at no charge.

  • 12/20/99 Smokefree USA Search by state, then city

  • 9/28/99 Smokefree Diners From Roadside Magazine
      These listed diners feature a completely smoke-free environment. Based on our observations, we have found that not only do these diners provide a healthier atmosphere for their customers and employees alike, they are also helping their bottom line. Despite what many owners may think, smokers cost them money. The only things that these diners lost when going non-smoking were the customers who would sit at a stool (or even taking up a booth) for a half hour or longer with a cup of coffee and a succession of cigarettes

  • 06/15/02 100% SMOKEFREE ORDINANCES From ANR (PDF)

  • 6/1/99 Smokefree Dining Online Building a state-by-state database of 100% smokefree restaurants. Mostly Colorago right now.
      This database lists more than 4,000 restaurants, cafes, bars, and other Colorado eating places that are 100% smoke-free. This is published by GASP (Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution) of Colorado.



    South Coast Smokefree Dining From the South Shore Boards Of Health Collaborative Tobacco Control Program

    Rhode Island

  • 9/6/99 Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network features a fine Smokefree Dining in Rhode Island section

    New York

  • 05/10/01 New York City Dept. of Health
      The New York City Department of Health conducts inspections of all food service establishments in the city. . . This site allows you to search by restaurant name or location to find out about the most recent significant violations issued . . . If you would like to receive a copy of the full inspection report by mail, call the Department of Health at (212) 442-9666 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. In addition to the violations listed in this web site, the report will contain other general violations including those related to smoking.

  • Smokefree/Smoking Dining in New York City

  • Dr. Puff NYC smoking restaurants

  • 10/10/00 New Guide Lists Eateries That Ban Smoking Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal
      A new booklet from the Onondaga County Tobacco Education and Action Coalition is designed for people such as Quigley-Bailey, who look for a smoke-free environment. The booklet, "Get a Taste of 100 Percent Smoke-Free Dining" lists 207 restaurants in Central New York that don't allow any smoking. The coalition includes representatives of a variety of health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Onondaga County Health Department.

    New Jersey

  • 9/2/99 100% Smokefree Dining in New Jersey from New Jersey GASP


  • 12/20/03 PA: SmokeFree Restaurants of Southwestern Pennsylvania From the American Cancer Society and SmokeFree Pennsylvania
      This is a list of restaurants which are entirely smoke-free. You are encouraged to show this list to restaurant managers in the hope that it will encourage more restaurants to go smoke-free.
  • 11/04/03 Smoke Free City Pittsburgh listings.
  • 01/01/04 Somefree Restaurants in Lehigh Valley From the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Valley.
  • 2/15/04

    North Carolina

  • 1/8/99 Greensboro, NC Smokefree Dining Covering Greensboro, High Point, and the surrounding county. [Password protection should be off by the 11th]
  • 1/24/04Go for Atmosphere restaurants' smoking policies, from the Mecklenburg County Health Department


  • 08/02/00 Nonsmoking or nonsmoking? Savannah restaurants where lighting up is not an option
      These are the 24 smoke-free restaurants recognized by the local American Cancer Society.
  • 04/01/31 Smoke-Free Restaurants Savannah-area info from the Chatham & Effingham County Health Department.


  • 11/30/96 Menus on the Net You can search for Florida restaurants with non-smoking sections

  • 07/31/00 Central Florida Smoke-free dining guide Orlando Sentinel
      Even though many restaurants around town like to offer the choice of smoking and non-smoking sections there are certain patrons who would rather dine at an establishment that offers all non smoking. For those of you who would rather not deal with the smoke, Calendar Online has created this guide to restaurants in the Central Florida area that are completely smoke free. For the restaurants out there who are smoke free but not listed please send your information to Kelly Fitzpatrick at Lake County

  • 06/02/00 Smokefree Jacksonville

  • 03/14/03 Smokefree Restaurants in SW Florida From the Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press.
      Restaurant managers wishing to list their establishments should fax Karen Feldman at 335-0265. This list is updated every two weeks.


  • Northern Kentucky Smoke-free Restaurants

  • Michigan

  • Dining SmokeFree in Michigan
  • From Michigan Citizens for SmokeFree Air (MCSFA)

  • Michigan Guide to Smoke-Free Restaurants
    • The 3rd edition of the guide boasts over 1400 listings
    • For the purpose of inclusion in the 3rd edition, there must be no smoking by patrons or employees anywhere on the premises.
    • Single copies are available free of charge or by calling the Health Promotion Clearinghouse at 1-800-537-5666. Additional copies can be ordered through the MI Dept. of Community Health--Tobacco Section at (517) 335-8376.


  • 01/30/03Tobacco-Free Marion County smoke-free restaurant guide Mail to Julie Andersen, TFMC program coordinator or phone at 427-2620.


  • 07/16/02 WI Smokefree Dining Guide WISH/ALA

  • 10/06/02 Smokefree Dining Guide near Appleton, WI

  • 28/97/02 Wisconsin Initiative on Smoking and Health (WISH) Looking for data on the effects of restaurant smoking bans? This is the site. Jack Lohman has done an excellent job compiling facts and arguments. You can also order his SmokeFree Dining in Wisconsin Guide.


  • 01/21/03 Iowa Smokefree Dining Guide In PDF
  • 05/19/03 2002 Smoke-Free Dining Guide for the Quad Cities


  • 11/20/01 Illinois Smokefree Restaurants From the Illinois Department of Public Health. By county.

  • 8/28/01 Illinois Smoke-free Restaurant Recognition Program Also try: Dupage Health Dept. Tobacco page
      The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has begun a new initiative that encourages restaurant owners to adopt a smoke-free policy within their establishments. The Illinois Smoke-free Restaurant Recognition Program recognizes those restaurants that have gone entirely smoke-free and raises public awareness to the dangers of exposure to second-hand smoke. Establishments choosing to participate in the program receive a certificate designating them as smoke-free restaurants and are listed on the Department’s Web site.

  • 09/23/02 Cook County Smokefree Restaurants From the Cook County Department of Public Health

  • 09/23/02 Chicago Smokefree Restaurants Fromt the Chicago Deptartment of Health. 259 so far.


  • 9/1/00 Minnesota Smoke-Free Restaurants from Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota


  • 8/19/00 Missouri Smokefree restaurants


  • 11/5/03 Smoke-Free Restaurants Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana


  • 10/4/99 Smokefree Dining in Kansas

  • 01/30/03 Lawrence Smokefree Restaurants


  • 05/11/03 Smokefree Restaurants in Lincoln, NE From the Tobacco Free Lincoln Coalition and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD)


  • 06/06/97 Smoke-Free Dining Database
      A searchable database with more than 5,000 restaurants, cafes, bars, and other establishments that are 100% smoke-free.
    Wow--Searchable by name, city, cuisine, zip. They list 263 in Boulder alone! Courtesy COLORADO GASP


  • 06/06/00 Wyoming Dining Guide


  • 06/04/01 Smokefree Restaurants in Montana

    New Mexico

  • 07/27/01: To get "A Guide to Smoke Free Dining in San Juan County," call T.C. Shaffer at (505) 325-2124


  • 07/29/98 OR: Morrow County Tobacco Coalition A bit thin right now, but very nicely done.


  • 12/20/99 WA: Doug's Smokefree Entertainment Guide Smokefree pubs, restaurants, bowling alleys, dance halls, etc. in the Puget Sound/Seattle area.Spirited, lots of individual input.

  • 11/07/97 Smokefree Dining in King County, WA King County Health Dept.

    Country-by-Country Guides


  • 05/11/01 CANADA & UK from

  • 09/10/01 Provinces and Municipalities in Canada with Smoke-Free Laws for Restaurants and Bars From Canada's National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health
      This report contains a list of jurisdictions, with the date smoke-free restaurants/bars became, or will become, effective. Some laws permit smoking in separately enclosed, independently ventilated, designated smoking rooms.


  • 05/11/01 CANADA & UK from

  • 03/17/03 Easy Breathing Pubs
      The Easy Breathing Pubs Project, the largest of its kind in the country, is a collaboration between the local Primary Care Trusts and Councils, whose aim is to encourage publicans to provide customers with a CHOICE of a smoke-free area in their pubs. With smokers making up less than a third of the total population and hazards of polluted air on the increase, more and more people are insisting on a comfortable and healthy environment in their local pub.   Click on your area to find a pub with a no smoking area.* Bath & North East Somerset* Bristol* North Somerset * South GloucestershireFor further information, contact Katie Porter, Easy Breathing Pubs Project Worker; Tel: 0117 9595 465

  • 05/13/01 UK: Non-Smoking Zone Lodging and restaurants

  • 05/29/01 Smokefree Oxfordshire


  • 07/01/01 Clean Air Database from Cancer


  • Smokefree Dining Guide from the North Western Health Board.


  • 05/04/03 Bonjour Paris has a lengthy nonsmoking guide, Our Favorite “Non-Fumeur” (Nonsmoking) Paris Restaurants
  • La belle Hortense
    31, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris--quartier du Marais
    Paris' first smoke-free bar [Sorry, no URL]


  • 06/07/97 Smokefree Toruñ Scott Thompson's admittedly-all-too-brief guide to smokefree restaurants and sites in Toruñ. Sharp and funny, with good practical advice. A traveller's must.
      KASYNO WOJSKOWE: Regrettably, we can no longer recommend this restaurant. The smoking ban here is routinely ignored, especially when the soldiers start consuming alcohol, which often happens before noon. (Does NATO need an army like this?) . . . LOTOS: Unlike at the Zebra, here the proportions are correct: the bigger room is smokefree. The bad news is that even under Chinese authority, smoke doesn't stay in the smoking section. (16 Strumykowa) . . . RELAKS: A good place to complete a culinary tour of Szewska Street. Sit near the door to avoid the smoke in the back room. (4 Szewska)


  • Smoke free restaurants in Kiev Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC - Ukraine)


  • 04/05/00 Smokefree Apartment House Registry
      .The Smokefree Apartment House Registry is a project of Smokefree Air For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) and Community Partners, Los Angeles .Most Californians are aware of the health hazards of secondhand smoke and wish to be protected from it. However, many apartment owners are not aware that they have the choice to designate all or part of an apartment building or complex as smokefree. Smokefree apartments are less costly to maintain and may be cheaper to insure.We offer a free listing on our web site to apartment owners who have chosen to establish a total or partial smokefree policy in their buildings. Our web site will also be free to prospective tenants.


  • 10/17/03 Smoke Free Restaurant Website from Taiwan's Dept. of Health

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