How to avoid lingering tobacco smoke in hotels and restaurants?

Being exposed to second-hand smoke can cause numerous health problems, and the Hospitality industry has to factor in the preferences and choices of every customer segment, including those who like to smoke. Read more to know how Atlanta Healthcare resolved this problem for the Taj group of hotels.
How to avoid lingering tobacco smoke in hotels and restaurants? - Atlanta Healthcare

 Did you know 52.6% of men and 4.9% of women smoke cigarettes in Delhi?

There is a high probability that you are sitting amongst a smoker within a 50-meter radius of your office. 

This is not news. 

But, the “Impact of ETS” would definitely be and that’s why we need to talk about it. 

What is ETS - Environmental Tobacco Smoke?

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) also known as passive smoking refers to exposure to tobacco smoke – not from your smoking, but from being exposed to someone else's cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke which releases side stream smoke that contains 7,000 chemicals, including 69 cancer-causing ones. 

ETS is smoke you don’t mean to breathe in and it releases harmful chemicals into the air that affects people in the surrounding environment.

How does the health of a non-smoker compare with a smoker when exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke?

Various studies have been able to establish an equivalence between an active smoker and a passive smoker. For example- it is thought that someone exposed to ETS, will breathe in the same amount of the following contaminants as if they actively smoked one cigarette:

  1. The same amount of carbon monoxide in one or two hours,
  2. The same number of smoke particles in eleven hours,
  3. The same amount of acrolein in seven hours, and
  4. The same amounts of nicotine and hydrogen cyanide in fifty hours.

    And the various Health Impacts resulting in exposure To ETS are:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart Disease 
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory Irritation 
  • Effects on Fetus of Pregnant Workers
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Headache, Sore Throat, and more

On that account, the Hospitality industry has to factor in the preferences and choices of every customer segment, including those who like to smoke. The interest in indoor air quality is steadily increasing among Hospitality business owners.

How can the "Hospitality" industry tackle Environmental Tobacco Smoke?

Members of the hospitality business world actively take precautionary measures in ensuring the well-being of their customers and employees within the office. 

The simple solution that can be implemented in Hotels or Restaurants, is to:

  1. Restrict smoking within the vicinity of your office. 
  2. Create designated smoking zones with effective air purification systems. 
  3. Last but not least, ensure appropriate ventilation and air filtration within the active-duty workplace. 

As per our six-month-long survey, asking people to smoke in an open area randomly can seem cost-effective, but that’s hardly practical in the long run, both from your businesses and client’s perspectives.

So we found that the most effective way to prevent secondhand smoking was to introduce Smoke-removal Cabins, as it:

  1. Respects the needs of smokers & non-smokers.
  2. Improves air quality of the surrounding area.
  3. Attracts more customers.
  4. Protection from passive smoking.
  5. No complaints from non-smokers.
  6. No lingering smoke that can cause serious health implication.
  7. Employees/customers not smoking right outside is good for your brand.
  8. Reduces sick leave rate & boosts the productivity of employees.
  9. Encourages customers to revisit your establishment.
  10. Increases footfalls to your hotel/restaurant. 

Atlanta Healthcare can help you remove ETS from your restaurant/hotel

We, at Atlanta Healthcare, are pioneers in bespoke air quality solutions that provide Fresh Air Zones to all ilks of businesses. Since 2010, our cutting-edge smoking cabins have successfully been tried, tested and trusted by leading companies in the country. 

Introducing Atlanta Healthcare Smoke Buster
One-Stop Solution To Deal With Environmental Tobacco Smoke


Our installation of Atlanta Healthcare Smoke Buster at the reputed Taj Hotel has immensely impacted their customer growth and well-being by eliminating harmful chemicals from indoor and outdoor environments, neutralizing unpleasant odors and reducing the chances of air-borne diseases.


For over a decade, Atlanta Healthcare has been pioneering air-purification technologies that have been tried, tested, and trusted by some of the leading companies in India. 

Apart from Taj Bangalore and Striker Pub Gurgaon, reputed hotels, restaurants and corporate offices like Marriott, Radisson, Mainland China, PayTM and Axis Bank are part of our long list of satisfied customers who have used our technology for various reasons and applications outside of smoking zones.

Here’s our full list of clients

If smoking or open smoking zones are impacting your business, or if you want to know more about our “best-in-class” customized air purification solutions,
Please feel free to reach out to or for any queries. Or you can directly call at (+91) 98990 41235 or (+91) 9811233395, for any solutions and services.

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