An Arizona RV park reports that its decision two years ago to ban smoking nearly everywhere in the park, including inside RVs, has helped business. Jo Ann and Harvey Mickelson, owners of J & H RV Park in Flagstaff, said they are booked heavier than ever for the summer season. “We’ve been turning away 10 to 12 people a day,” said Harvey.
Smoking is permitted only in a small isolated patio area. “We don’t try to treat smokers as second-class citizens,” Harvey Mickelson said. “But we want them to respect the rights of others who don’t smoke. One of our guests went to the hospital in 2012 because of secondhand smoke and we don’t want that to happen again.”