Smoking at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

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Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Update from Michael, Nov 2019:

After arriving / departing / transiting in EWR a couple of times this year I feel I need to update fellow smokers, given that EWR is not the worst airport for smokers although it doesn't offer smoking areas after security.

As with all airports in the US, when in transit arriving on an international flight you must enter the US and re-check your baggage, this is usually just after receiving it and going through customs. After re-checking your baggage you are just a few meters away from the outside where you'll find your spaces to smoke.

Arriving on international flights in Terminal C (no matter whether EWR is your final destination or you're just in transit) you'll find the outdoor smokers area just to your right hand after re-checking your baggage, a few meters away from Taxi, Uber, Lift pickup areas.

Departing from Terminal C just walk inside and check the estimate security wait times. In the evening - when most flights to Europe are leaving - you won't find queues longer than 5-10 minutes. Distances to the gates are pretty short if you walk in normal speed, so enjoy your smoke outside and walk in just the minutes you'll need for security before boarding begins. Not much worse than airports that have smoking lounges after security but far away from your departure gate.

There are no smoking facilities inside the terminal. You are not allowed to use E-Cigarettes either.

Images of Smoke Areas


Further Information

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