One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Without smoke.‘a smoke-free environment’
- ‘This unique system is the only one of its kind in the state and will generate smoke-free air to virtually negate any effects of smoking in the interior.’
- ‘Working together Alabama nurses can strive for the goal that all children have the right to grow up in a smoke-free and healthy environment.’
- ‘The odds that a child who makes it to 18 without smoking will stay smoke-free are 90 percent.’
- ‘I understand that the proportion of smokers who have smoke-free homes jumped from 22 percent to 50 percent in Canada.’
- ‘Smokers who used a combination of nicotine patch and nasal spray doubled their chances of remaining smoke-free for six years.’
- 1.1 Where smoking is not permitted.‘a smoke-free train’
- ‘A smoke-free café has proved financially successful in a city without smoking regulation policies.’
- ‘Currently, the auditorium, offices and backstage areas are smoke-free zones, but smoking is allowed in the bar and some areas of the foyer.’
- ‘Within the few pubs that do provide smoke-free areas, the no smoking rooms invariably tend to be the most unattractive/poky/tatty.’
- ‘Instead, a voluntary system will be introduced that will require pubs to choose between being smoke-free and serving food, or allowing smoking and not serving food.’
- ‘While offices and shops are smoke-free already, banning smoking immediately in pubs would serve only to put many landlords out of business and many punters unhappy.’
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