Most Russians want to return smoking areas in the airports
The overwhelming majority of Russians (91%) are aware of the current Russian ban on smoking in airports, according to the polls conducted in Russian airports.
The majority of respondents (84%) agree that the Russian airports should organize special rooms for smoking. This opinion is shared by respondents who smoke daily (95%) and those who do not smoke (76%). Only 9% of respondents do not want to return to smoking rooms.
63% of respondents believe that the special rooms for smoking will increase the comfort of their stay at the airport. One in three (30%) does not think that the presence of such premises in any way affect their comfort waiting for the flight. Only 5% of the respondents said about negative impact of smoking areas.
Survey was conducted by order of the International Association of Airports on May 15-21 among 1,000 passengers (Russian citizens) in airports in five Russian cities: Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Sochi (Adler), Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo), Samara (Kurumoch), Vladivostok (Knevichi).