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Smoking at Tampa International Airport (TPA)

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Before Security Smoking

Smoking is permitted outside only. From the Landside Terminal, go out any exit door on Level 1, Level 2 or the Smoking Patio on Level 3.

After Security Smoking

There were six smoking areas past security. Information is now outdated, all Terminal are supposed to have a smoking patio passed security, updates would be appreciated.

Main Terminal

No Smoking areas

Airside A

Beside Gate 18

Airside C

Update from Michael, Nov 2021: There is smoking in terminal C just past gate 31 to the right, big signs on roof

Update from Chuck, August 2021: The smoking area in Terminal C across from Gate 45 is now a Service Animal Relief Area no smoking allowed.

Airside E

Beside Gate 75 and opposite Gate 62 (beside Four Green Fields)

Airside F

Common lighters are permitted in carry-on baggage.

Travelers may also carry one book of safety matches on their person or in carry-on baggage.

Torch lighters and “strike anywhere” matches are prohibited.

Images of Smoke Areas

Airside A

Airside E

Airside F

Other Photos.

Tampa Smoking Area

Image provided by Mirco, 24th Feb 2017.


Further Information

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