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Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:31 am

Was browsing around the Aeroflot sight and I stumbled onto this.

"Smoking on-board



The results of a poll conducted among Aeroflot’s passengers have shown that 66% of them support the ban on smoking on-board. In addition, the State Duma has recently passed a draft law “On restrictions on tobacco smoking” at work, in public places and on means of transport, including air transport. As a result, Aeroflot believes that it has a moral obligation to help preserve the health all passengers.

Aeroflot flights are non-smoking.

Experts claim that 43% of smokers can easily refrain from smoking over ten hours at a time (for example, the flight from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky lasts 9 hours 30 minutes).

The average time other smokers can abstain from smoking is four hours (a flight from Moscow to Paris or London is approximately 3 hours 40 minutes).

At the recommendation of doctors, we now offer smoking passengers anti-nicotine chewing gum."

http://www.aeroflot.com/eng/info.asp?ob_no=782

Do any other airlines offer anti-nicotine gum?

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
Do any other airlines offer anti-nicotine gum?

What help does ANTI-nicotine chewing gym give to smokers? Isn't it the nicotine that they want, not the gum?  Wink
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:53 am

Sorry, NICOTINE gum (sans the anti).

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:03 am

I flew on Aeroflot the first day after they introduced the ban on smoking. Boy that was one chaotic flight! People trying to smoke everywhere...Luckily the FAs did their job and made sure there was no smoking in the cabin. Now, passengers seem to respect the rule. The gum is a great alternative, and a great idea on SU's behalf!

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:30 am

Finnair also used to provide Nicotine gum. But there was still someone smoking in the bathroom the last time I flew on Finnair.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:32 am

I'm an alcoholic ... does that mean they'll give me free booze. I'm also overweight - am I gonna get a diet patch for free??

Gimme a break ... it's a personal choice.


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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:36 am

Wow, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed!

I think it's great they are trying to accommodate all passengers. It is probably a low cost way to make those that smoke less irritable.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:38 am

I wonder what would make me less irritable  Smile

....and don't answer that one!

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 6):
I think it's great they are trying to accommodate all passengers. It is probably a low cost way to make those who do smoke less irritable.

Most airlines offer nicotine gum on long haul flights. I think most of them have realized that this is a cheap way to control and contain irritability. Here in the U.S., smoking in the lavatory is punishable by Federal Charges. I do not know how seriously this offense is prosecuted in other jurisdictions.

Would love to hear more about it.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:57 am

On almost all of my Aeroflot flights since the smoking ban, people have been smoking in the bathroom. The flight attendants do their best of course, but it is often a losing battle. The most important thing is that people don't smoke in the cabin.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:58 am

Quoting Mats (Reply 4):
Finnair also used to provide Nicotine gum. But there was still someone smoking in the bathroom the last time I flew on Finnair.

There has never been anyone smoking on my AY flights after they banned it years ago. Not even in the bathrooms. And I've taken AY many dozens of times domestic, intra-European and long-haul.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 9):
On almost all of my Aeroflot flights since the smoking ban, people have been smoking in the bathroom.

So what about that smoke detector in the lavatory? Is it disabled on Aeroflot flights? It must be incredibly annoying to hear the smoke alarm go off time after time if passengers simply do not respect this particular ban.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:11 pm

Admittedly all of my flights on Aeroflot (with a Skynet exception) were on Soviet-era aircraft, although all post-smoking ban. They may simply not have smoke detectors in the lavs. Certainly the pilots still smoke. I never heard any alarms, rather smelled it, and heard the flight attendants complain about it.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:06 pm

OY Estonian Air used to offer nicotine gum. It's not a bad idea. Although perhaps they should charge for it.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:13 pm

Flew OK BCN-PRG last summer, and their in-flight magazine indicated that nicotine gum was available upon request...
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:28 pm

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 5):
I'm an alcoholic ... Does that mean they'll give me free booze. I'm also overweight - am I gonna get a diet patch for free??

Gimme a break ... it's a personal choice.

Wow....is someone angry about something? So I guess it's a personal choice that you have such a bad attitude. I suppose you were denied something in life so you are bitter about others getting help. I think it's great this service is provided to ease the nicotine withdrawals on long flights. After all, choice or not, it is an addiction and I think you should be a bit more compassionate. I'm sure if I looked in your closet, I would find an addiction you have that others would deem in poor taste. Compassion is far more attractive.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:28 pm

Quoting Tu154 (Reply 15):
I'm sure if I looked in your closet, I would find an addiction you have that others would deem in poor taste.

I'm sure you'd find plenty...that's not my point.


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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 9):
The most important thing is that people don't smoke in the cabin.

Actually smoking in the toilets out of everyone's control is more dangerous then if it would happen just in the cabin.
Two fatal accidents by cabin fire, a Varig 707 near Paris in 1973 and an Air Canada DC-9 at Cincinnati in 1983, are blamed on smoking in lavatories.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 5):
I'm an alcoholic ... does that mean they'll give me free booze. I'm also overweight - am I gonna get a diet patch for free??

Gimme a break ... it's a personal choice.

Nicotine addiction is different from addiction to less dangerous drugs like cocaine or heroin. Smoking kills other people. If someone is snorting cocaine next to me on an airplane, it's none of my business. It's a personal choice. If someone is smoking in the same airplane that I'm in, I have the right to defend my own life.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:25 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 18):
Nicotine addiction is different from addiction to less dangerous drugs like cocaine or heroin.

Ummm....less dangerous? I'd hate to be sitting next to someone who was up on coke or heroin. That'd be a scary flight.

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:59 pm

There are lots of examples of how these other addictions are dangerous to the health and safety of bystanders especially when combined with airtravel. How many drug fueled rampages have we read about in recent years?! Lots.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:46 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 19):
Ummm....less dangerous? I'd hate to be sitting next to someone who was up on coke or heroin. That'd be a scary flight.

Have you ever been around people on coke or heroin? The high doesn't make them scary, though the withdrawal certainly can. No worse than nicotine withdrawal though, depending on the intensity of the addiction.

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 20):
There are lots of examples of how these other addictions are dangerous to the health and safety of bystanders especially when combined with airtravel. How many drug fueled rampages have we read about in recent years?! Lots.

If that's the safety problem, then it would be better to ban alcohol on flights. Alcohol is far more likely to send someone on a rampage than coke or heroin. But, since nearly all users of coke, alcohol, and heroin handle themselves fine when they are high, I say it's a private matter, none of my business, and hold responsible those who cause problems.
 
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:48 am

I'm all for a ban on alcohol it is one of the most miserable parts of my job. I disagree with you that people who are using behave fine while high. Ask anyone in law enforcement what they think. There was an incident less than a month ago where a guy blamed his rampage up to the cockpit on amphetamines. By the way I have been around people on coke (in the ER). It can make them kinda nuts.
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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:42 am

well I think the must airlines offers this kind of gum....

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RE: Interesting Note On Aeroflot's Smoking Policy

Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:13 am

None of the American carriers do.
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