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    * what is difference between smoking vs non smoking rooms in hotels?

    I was wondering what is difference between smoking and non smoking rooms?

    anyone know?

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    without wanting to state the obvious....

    Most hotels non smoking rooms are strictly non smoking and are therefore more suitable for people with allergies. Some hotels also have "dust free" rooms for the guests with serious allergies.

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    I think that in smoking rooms, the smoke alarm isn't set. I think that in non-smoking rooms, the smoke alarm is set so that it can go off if there is a smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaberry View Post
    I think that in smoking rooms, the smoke alarm isn't set. I think that in non-smoking rooms, the smoke alarm is set so that it can go off if there is a smoke.
    Not true, all rooms will have smoke detectors. Normal smoking is generally NOT enough to set them off.

    IMHO, if you do not smoke, get a non-smoking room. If you do smoke, get a smoking room. I smoke and usually get non-smoking rooms, as my GF does not smoke, so I go outside.

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    In the smoking rooms you'll find a couple of ashtrays and complimentary matches. In the non-smoking rooms there is no ashtray, and no complimentary matches.

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    one smells like an old dirty ashtray mixed with sweat and fear, the other does not. I'll let you figure out which is which

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milsites View Post
    Not true, all rooms will have smoke detectors. Normal smoking is generally NOT enough to set them off.

    IMHO, if you do not smoke, get a non-smoking room. If you do smoke, get a smoking room. I smoke and usually get non-smoking rooms, as my GF does not smoke, so I go outside.
    Have you test out the smoke detector to see if smoking set off the smoke detector? When you do that, come back and let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvailNetworks View Post
    one smells like an old dirty ashtray mixed with sweat and fear, the other does not. I'll let you figure out which is which
    Haha that made me laugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaberry View Post
    Have you test out the smoke detector to see if smoking set off the smoke detector? When you do that, come back and let me know.
    LOL, I know a thing or two about smoke detectors, and yes, I have tested your theory. Years as a Firefighter and certified instructor help a little. When you know, you come back and tell me. Do some research first, start with the NFPA. You might even get some good info at UL. But trust me, smoking rooms have smoke detectors in them, the same as a non-smoking room. Any hotel in this country (USA) would be shut down if they are found to not have smoke detectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaberry
    Have you test out the smoke detector to see if smoking set off the smoke detector? When you do that, come back and let me know.
    Have a look at the last sentence of the "How many smoke detectors should I fit" section of this article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvailNetworks View Post
    one smells like an old dirty ashtray mixed with sweat and fear, the other does not. I'll let you figure out which is which
    LOL so true
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    All hotel rooms require a smoke detector, as per National Electrical Code (USA) and the US Fire Marshals office. All detectors are checked periodically. B'sides people complain when the smoke detectors start beeping every 30-45 seconds when the battery is low.

    Now at the hotel I worked at heres the differences between our smoking and non-smoking room.

    * Non smoking rooms dont have ash trays and matches
    * Non smoking rooms blankets are washed less often.
    * Non smoking rooms were sprayed down less with that "hotel smell", unless if some moron smoked in the room anyway.
    * Non smoking rooms didnt have that "smoker smell".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvailNetworks View Post
    one smells like an old dirty ashtray mixed with sweat and fear, the other does not. I'll let you figure out which is which
    That's what I find. I get non-smoking rooms because I get headaches from it, but quite often they smell like smoking rooms anyway.
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    non-smoking rooms are cleaner, i guess.
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    I have not been to such hotels though i smoke.

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    My grandpa worked as a handy man. I remember when he used to put in smoke detectors he would smoke directly infront of it.. about 3 inches.. it would go off. And that was the only way it would go off.

    I doubt it would go off from normal smoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    he would smoke directly infront of it.. about 3 inches.. it would go off. And that was the only way it would go off.
    I hope the thing would go off if there was, like, a real fire nearby.. otherwise what's the point?
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    What if you go to a restuarant say like a pizza hut and they do not have any table left in the non-smoking area. Would you sit in the smoking area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sago-MikeK View Post
    I hope the thing would go off if there was, like, a real fire nearby.. otherwise what's the point?
    A real fire will produce more smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafar Ahmed View Post
    What if you go to a restuarant say like a pizza hut and they do not have any table left in the non-smoking area. Would you sit in the smoking area?

    Nope i'm an ex smoker, cant stand the smell of cigarette smoke now.
    But not a problem soon, England is going smoke free in all indoor public places from July 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafar Ahmed View Post
    What if you go to a restuarant say like a pizza hut and they do not have any table left in the non-smoking area. Would you sit in the smoking area?


    No, I can't stand the smell of smoke.

    We used to have a smoke detector that would go off every time we boiled enough water. It was as if the room humidity got high enough and it would go off.

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    Difference in rooms??? One smells like smoke, the other does not. Depending on the state (if in the states) or country, how the room is cleaned, etc, some rooms will smell like a mix of smoke and hamper full of dirty socks from a football team. Yea, some rooms really stink. Mostly, the rooms next to the ocean (that I've stayed at) smell like that... guess due to the high humidity.
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    I can't even believe this is a real question. I mean come on, it's pretty self-explanatory...at least to me it is.

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    Smoking rooms have more worn out beds because of the prostitutes... who are usually smokers. So the rooms tend to smell a little like old fish too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webdude View Post
    Smoking rooms have more worn out beds because of the prostitutes... who are usually smokers. So the rooms tend to smell a little like old fish too....
    Oh, goosh... this thread has went down the toilet.
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