Smoking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL)

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Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

  • Domestic Terminal, North Lower Level, Door LN1 & Door LN2.
  • Domestic Terminal, North Main Door, N1 Area Between Doors N3 and N4.
  • Domestic Terminal, South Lower Level, Door LS1 & Door LS2.
  • Domestic Terminal, South Main, Area Between Door S1 and S2 and Area Between Doors S4 and S5, Door S6.
  • International Terminal, Departures (Upper Level) Doors D1 and D3 and Arrivals (Lower Level) Doors A1 and A3

After Security Smoking

Update from ACGreen, March 2020: March 8, 2020 ALL of ATL Atlanta is smoke free after security. They are even giving out Free Nicotine Lozenges when people ask where to smoke. (Received ours at Duty Free Americas) after we bought our cartons to take to Cancun, Duty Free. Pick below.

IMPORTANT, 2nd Jan 2020: Smoking ban went into effect on Jan 2, 2020. Smoking now only permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas before entering security. No smoking areas provided in any terminal concourse or lounge. From Kive

IMPORTANT  UPDATE, 7th July 2019 from Ratherbeonatrain: Atlanta City Council passed a total smoking ban, to take effect on January 2, 2020.  Starting then, smokers will have to exit security before being able to light up.  Here's an article about it in the Atlanta newspaper:

Questions and Answers:

What happens if I smoke or vape inside the airport? The City of Atlanta smoking ordinance is enforced by the Atlanta Police Department. Persons who violate the ordinance are subject to a civil penalty up to a $200 fine.

Can I Vape? NO.

January 2020 - Updated smoking areas are:

Concourse A:

No smoking

Concourse B:

No Smoking

Concourse C:

No Smoking

Concourse D:

No Smoking

Concourse E:

No Smoking

Concourse F:

No Smoking

Concourse T:

No Smoking


No Smoking

Further Information

Official Website

ATL smoking areas