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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoke-freeadjective

    free of smoke

    "smoke-free offices and restaurants"


  1. smoke-freeadjective

    In which smoking is not allowed.

    "This entire restaurant is smoke-free."

  2. Etymology: smoke + free


  1. smoke-free

    Smoking bans, or smoke-free laws, are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, that prohibit tobacco smoking in certain spaces. The spaces most commonly affected by smoking bans are indoor workplaces and buildings open to the public such as restaurants, bars, office buildings, schools, retail stores, hospitals, libraries, transport facilities, and government buildings, in addition to public transport vehicles such as aircraft, buses, watercraft, and trains. However, laws may also prohibit smoking in outdoor areas such as parks, beaches, pedestrian plazas, college and hospital campuses, and within a certain distance from the entrance to a building, and in some cases, private vehicles and multi-unit residences. The most common rationale cited for restrictions on smoking is the negative health effects associated with secondhand smoke (SHS), or the inhalation of tobacco smoke by persons who are not smoking. These include diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The number of smoking bans around the world increased substantially in the late 20th century and early 21st century due to increased knowledge about these health risks. Many early smoking restrictions merely required the designation of non-smoking areas in buildings, but policies of this type became less common following evidence that they did not eliminate the health concerns associated with SHS. Opinions on smoking bans vary. Many individuals and organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) support smoking bans on the basis that they improve health outcomes by reducing exposure to SHS and possibly decreasing the number of people who smoke, while others oppose smoking bans and assert that they violate individual and property rights and cause economic hardship, among other issues.

Editors Contribution

  1. smoke-free

    A place or thing which is free from smoke. A zone where people cannot smoke.

    The restaurant is smoke-free. Please don't have cigarette here, this is a smoke-free zone.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 7, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoke-free in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoke-free in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of smoke-free in a Sentence

  1. Jane Ellison:

    In doing so we would be bringing the prospect of our first smoke-free generation one step closer.

  2. Sunny Kaushal:

    We all want a smoke-free New Zealand, but this is going to hugely impact small businesses. It should not be done so it is destroying dairies, lives and families in the process. It's not the way.

  3. Jane Ellison:

    I now propose that we lay regulations for standardised packaging in this parliament to allow for them to come into force at the same time as the European Tobacco Products Directive in May 2016, in doing so we would be bringing the prospect of our first smoke-free generation one step closer.

  4. Vaughan Rees:

    However, the study shows smoke-free policies are not applied in an equitable way.

  5. Wang Benjin:

    Of course, as a supporter of public health I ... wish that hospitals and schools would be completely smoke free.

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