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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:31 pm 
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First trip to Aruba in May. My wife and I can't stand cigarette smoke. How much of an issue is this in bars and restaurants in Aruba? Are there any places in particular we should probably avoid? Conversely, are there any totally smoke-free places? (Non-smoking sections are usually a joke anywhere; secondhand smoke doesn't respect boundaries.)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:50 pm 
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We haven't had any problems in restaurants & don't frequent bars. On the beach, you sometimes get cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, or weed smoke - depends on wind. The casinos tend to be smoky, but we don't go that often - read that they're trying to make casino's smoke-free, but don't know status of that effort.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:16 am 
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#1 there is no smoking situation in Aruba !!! If smoke free is your game you might wanna considering another island cause it ain't Aruba .LOL :lol: Aside from the obvious smoking is really not that big of issue only what some on here try to make it . There's been talk for years that there trying to make casinos smoke free (comical). The person smoking has just the same right as you for not smoking "your not in the US ", your in Aruba, visitors just have to live with it, and we're not smokers .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 am 
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We haven't found smoking allowed in any closed restaurants for our past three or four visits (two years). Casinos, yes, smoky. Outdoor areas, very few that are smoke-free.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21 am 
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NH Mark wrote:
We haven't found smoking allowed in any closed restaurants for our past three or four visits (two years). Casinos, yes, smoky. Outdoor areas, very few that are smoke-free.


Couldn't agree with your thoughts any better . Its really not an issue .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:27 am 
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Mike63 wrote:
First trip to Aruba in May. My wife and I can't stand cigarette smoke. How much of an issue is this in bars and restaurants in Aruba? Are there any places in particular we should probably avoid? Conversely, are there any totally smoke-free places? (Non-smoking sections are usually a joke anywhere; secondhand smoke doesn't respect boundaries.)


I can't stand it either but I don't find it an issue in Aruba with their bars or restaurants at all. The casinos are smoky but we don't gamble so that's a non-issue for us. Probably the few times I have had problems is with a smoker on the beach near me...seems like the wind is always blowing the smoke in my direction.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 am 
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Thankfully, smoking overall is on the decline. New smokers aren't picking up the habit at the rates they used to. And 2nd hand smoke kills, proven fact. But 1st hand smoke is reducing numbers of smokers quickly. I don't see the chain smokers I used to on the beach any more. they're GONE.....


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I never noticed a problem except in casinos, which I don't like anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 pm 
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[quote="corona_12oz"]I never noticed a problem except in casinos, which I don't like anyway.[/quote

Why is smoking in casinos a problem???? Isn’t it allowed , legal, and we re in Aruba ???? And never saw an empty casino because of cigarette smoke has anyone else ??????


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:11 pm 
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kris02420 wrote:
corona_12oz wrote:
I never noticed a problem except in casinos, which I don't like anyway.


Why is smoking a problem in casinos ?????? isn't it allowed??? and legal ?????? aren't we in Aruba ????? and I 've never seen an empty casino because of smoking has anyone else ??????

why the attitude? 52 posts and hope it's awhile before I see #53.

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kris02420 wrote:
corona_12oz wrote:
I never noticed a problem except in casinos, which I don't like anyway.


Why is smoking a problem in casinos ?????? isn't it allowed??? and legal ?????? aren't we in Aruba ????? and I 've never seen an empty casino because of smoking has anyone else ??????

why the attitude? 52 posts and hope it's awhile before I see #53.



Well stated and thanks!

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Jimmy B wrote:
kris02420 wrote:
corona_12oz wrote:
I never noticed a problem except in casinos, which I don't like anyway.


Why is smoking a problem in casinos ?????? isn't it allowed??? and legal ?????? aren't we in Aruba ????? and I 've never seen an empty casino because of smoking has anyone else ??????

why the attitude? 52 posts and hope it's awhile before I see #53.



Well stated and thanks!



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I have never smoked a cigarette, pipe or cigar. The other stuff like Clinton said "I never inhaled" but smokers do have rights and I think that is what the poster was saying.

I go to the casinos not to gamble but watch people who think they win lose. A little whiff of smoke is ok for the time I'm there. As for outside in Aruba is a very windy place so any smoke that comes your way be likely be gone before you get a good whiff.

What REALLY drives me crazy and why smokers should be ashamed is they use the beautiful Aruba sand as an ashtray for their butts.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Mike63 wrote:
First trip to Aruba in May. My wife and I can't stand cigarette smoke. How much of an issue is this in bars and restaurants in Aruba? Are there any places in particular we should probably avoid? Conversely, are there any totally smoke-free places? (Non-smoking sections are usually a joke anywhere; secondhand smoke doesn't respect boundaries.)


Mike have you got your answer ??? LOL :lol:


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kris02420 wrote:
Mike63 wrote:
First trip to Aruba in May. My wife and I can't stand cigarette smoke. How much of an issue is this in bars and restaurants in Aruba? Are there any places in particular we should probably avoid? Conversely, are there any totally smoke-free places? (Non-smoking sections are usually a joke anywhere; secondhand smoke doesn't respect boundaries.)


Mike have you got your answer ??? LOL :lol:



Ha ha, that is the problem with thorny issues like smoking......good thing he did not ask where the Democrats/Republicans hang out...….


Seriously, smoking is a hit or miss issue. In some places if the table beside you asks for or uses an ashtray you are screwed. I would suggest you ask the hostess before you are seated to seat you as far away from potential smokers as possible. Might work. Only place we thought it was a big issue for us was Bingo's. The only a/c area was in the smoky bar area-it was very warm there that night eating dinner. Might be why we have not been back.

On the beach there is usually a decent breeze that blows most of the smoke away.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:19 am 
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kris02420 wrote:
Mike63 wrote:
First trip to Aruba in May. My wife and I can't stand cigarette smoke. How much of an issue is this in bars and restaurants in Aruba? Are there any places in particular we should probably avoid? Conversely, are there any totally smoke-free places? (Non-smoking sections are usually a joke anywhere; secondhand smoke doesn't respect boundaries.)


Mike have you got your answer ??? LOL :lol:


It's sad when someone requests info about a health issue and gets an "LOL" response from someone! Attitude? No. Ignorance and disrespect are more like it.

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