Smoking at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Airport Rating


Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals before security.

E-Cigarette use is not permitted in any of the terminals and all the lounges are definitely non smoking.

Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)

Date 9th January 2018: Smoking area still exists at LAX Tom Bradley. Behind umami burgers. Update from Roman V.

The smoking area at TBIT does exist behind umami Burger. There are not many signs and it is at the end of a hallway but once you arrive it is outdoors but still in the secured area. It’s large and clean. Confirmation received on the 22nd November 2017 from Jack.

Smoking areas still available in this terminal, confirmation sent by L.T. on the 18th November 2017.

Confirmed smoking area still at Tom Bradley Terminal just around the corner from Umami Burger. 22nd October 2017 by Brad L.

Smoking area still confirmed open by Paul A. on the 6th September 2017.

Terminal 1

No Smoking area.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 does not have a smoking area. Feedback provided by Shaun, 17th August 2017.

Terminal 3

No Smoking area.

Terminal 4

No Smoking area.

Terminal 5

Update from Chris H on the 5th Feb 2018: I found the white whale in LAX tonight. From terminal 5 (gate 56) to the smoking arena in TBIT was a solid 15 min walk, but no problems at all. There’s are maps to get through the terminals and everything. Thanks again.

No Smoking area in Terminal 5 itself.

Terminal 6

No Smoking area.

Terminal 7

Terminal 7 has no smoking area, but is undergoing some remodeling so that may change in the future. Feedback from Allison on the 3rd September 2017.

Terminal 8

No Smoking area.

Images of Smoke Areas

Smoking area behind Unami Burger in Tom Bradley terminal.


Terminal 1 map - Terminal 2 map - Terminal 3 map - Terminal 4 map

Terminal 5 map - Terminal 6 map - Terminal 7 map - Terminal 8 map

Tom Bradley International Terminal


Further Information

Official Website