Smoke-Free Establishments in Amman

I am not one to complain, but if there is something that does bother me about Amman, or Jordan in general, it’s that wherever you go you end up inhaling second-hand smoke (not to mention smelling like an ashtray). Though the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) is trying to promote the smoke-free movement with their “Smoke-Free Zone Certificate” program which they launched in 2014, as a way to “encourage companies, institutions and restaurants to provide a healthy and smoke-free environment for their employees and customers and is a practice of communal commitment”, it’s still hard to find a place in Jordan to have a drink or bite to eat without a smoker in sight.

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Sign at Wild Jordan

There are many reasons why I don’t smoke, but a main factor is of course to avoid the life-threatening effects, but the problem is that just being surrounded by smokers is harmful for the health… Did you know second-hand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer? Source: Center for Disease Control

Because of this, and the fact that the KHCF 2016 list of Smoke-Free Zone Certificate winners only included one restaurant, I decided to investigate places in Amman that I can go without having to worry about smoke.

Below you will find a list which I will continue to update as I find more of tobacco-free spots across the city (I really hope this list gets longer quickly!) And don’t worry, I’ve made sure my list doesn’t include the places with these so-called “non-smoking sections” which are always conveniently one table away from the smoking section.

smoke free amman
My lungs thank you…

Smoke-free Restaurants

in Jabal Amman

in Abdoun

in Weibdeh

in Abdali

Smoke-free Dessert Shoppes

  • Four Winters – Ice cream – Abdoun and The Boulevard (Abdali) locations
  • The Cake Shop – Sweets – various locations across Amman (Abdoun, Dabouq, Al Rabieh, Khalda, 7th Circle)
  • Hala’s Treats – Sweets – 34 Hasan Barqawi Street
  • Cereal Killer Cafe – Cereal – Sa’d Abdouh Street next to Java U, Abdoun

Smoke-free Coffee & Tea Shoppes

Other Smoke-free Establishments

Do you know of other smoke-free locations in Amman? Comment below!


8 thoughts on “Smoke-Free Establishments in Amman

  1. Hello Chelsea, Landmark Amman Hotel’s main restaurant “Colours” is a smoke-free restaurant 🙂 also the Mint Lobby Lounge is a smoke-free place as well

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  2. Thank you so much for this list!!!
    So helpful, keep up the good work and hopefully we’ll get more & more places to be added to the list 🙂

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