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Thursday
Aug292013

Win a trip to Miami, but will it be smoker-friendly?

Press release just received ...

To celebrate the success of Imperial Tobacco’s new website www.smoke-spots.co.uk we have launched a competition to win a trip for two to Miami! The site was launched in June 2013 and has already proved a big hit with consumers.

Smoke Spots allows consumers to interact and discuss venues with great smoking areas where they can comfortably smoke whilst they’re out. The site includes forums where experiences can be shared, a blog for inspiration and a growing database to find smoker friendly pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.

Already getting more traffic than expected and around 2,000 Facebook fans, the popularity of the site is increasing. New spots from across the UK are being submitted every day - a clear indication this service is helping consumers find great facilities.

To enter the competition, registered users simply add a new spot or an event to the site and they are automatically entered into the prize draw. The prize includes flights, transfers and accommodation on Ocean Drive, South Beach for two people.

Andy Henwood, Head of Digital and Marketing Communications at Imperial Tobacco said: “We’ve had such a great response to the launch of Smoke Spots in the UK we felt we should reward the people who are helping to make the site a success.”

The competition runs until 30th September 2013 and Terms and Conditions apply, see the site for full details.

Sounds great.

Of course, it's natural to query the smoker-friendliness of any US city these days so here's the latest travel info (dated July 8, 2013) from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation:

Miami, FL - all restaurants, including attached bars, must be 100% smoke free. Smoking is permitted in freestanding bars that earn less than 10% of their income from food. No restrictions on hotel and motel rooms.

In addition, Miami has it's own Little Havana neighbourhood. I'd be disappointed and very surprised if you couldn't find somewhere to smoke there.

Don't take my word for it, though. Can anyone else offer some feedback?

To enter the competition visit Smoke Spots and scroll down.

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Reader Comments (2)

I've been in Miami recently (a year or two ago) and found it surprisingly smoker-friendly. Lots of bars and clubs allow smoking, and some even seem to bend the rules a bit regarding food. Also, it's always warm there, so when you can't smoke inside you can often smoke on a patio or something. It may have changed since then but I haven't heard anything to that effect.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:40 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Jackson

there last year, non smoking hotel room, but who cares when it's still 80 degrees at midnight, plus the smoke helps keep the mozzies away.. Everywhere we went had outside areas, none of which were designated as smoke free, tho some restaurants did separate he outside tables ino smoking and non smoking sections, hardly a hardship.. Very laid back place, all in all, i did struggle to find a ctobacconist shop, and cigs have gone up in price a lot, but still cheaper than here, and the SoCo was cheap as chips .. Brill place, but the mozzies are sods ..

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 23:35 | Unregistered Commenterdunhillbabe

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