On January 1, RDU became a smoke free facility. Smoking is no longer permitted in any Airport Authority owned building, including Terminals A and C and the parking garage. Designated smoking areas are located on the terminal curb and are clearly marked.
The change follows legislation by the N.C. General Assembly enacted last summer. Smoke free facility policies protect the health of airport users. According to a poll by Elon University, sixty-eight percent of North Carolina residents indicated that they would support a statewide law that bans smoking in public places.