woman smoking in city

A Smoker’s Guide to New York

New York City has some of the strictest smoking laws in United States. Their Smoke Free Air Act of 2002 bans smoking in outdoor areas, including but not limited to:

  • Government buildings
  • Museums
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor Cafes
  • Theaters
  • Airports
  • Buses
  • Taxes
  • Subways
  • Playgrounds
  • Boardwalks/Beaches
  • Stadiums
  • Pedestrian Plazas

And smoking devices include not just cigarettes, but pipes, cigars, water pipes, and even e-cigarettes or vaping devices.

So, what’s a smoker to do when on vacation in New York? Head to Midtown Manhattan!

Smoker-Friendly Bars and Stores in Midtown

man smoking cigar in bar

Fortunately, you can still smoke in private vehicles, on sidewalks (as long as you’re not within 15 feet of a facility that provides health care), at retail tobacco stores, tobacco bars, and in designated smoking hotel rooms.

And if you’re looking for some exciting places to grab a quick smoke break near the popular destination hotspot Midtown Manhattan, check these out:

All three spots offer smokers a well-deserved bit of down-time from working or sight-seeing and a great way to relax with like-minded friends.

Smoking Hotels in NYC: Welcome to the Avalon

At the Avalon Hotel, we understand that smokers have needs, too. That’s why we’re one of the premier smoking hotels in NYC.

Our boutique hotel is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, putting you close to all the sights and many of New York’s smoker-centric bars and stores.

Plus, our 100-room facility offers some of the most luxurious smoking rooms in NYC, with both oversized rooms and expansive suites on offer.

Next time you visit New York, be sure to check in at the Avalon where you can relax with your favorite smoke any time you’re here.