Hi @Thomas1188. Welcome! 😊
I think it’s wonderful that you are researching to be an educated and knowledgeable host.
However, this is not discriminatory, but a house rule choice. It also assists with fire safety.
Once you decide to be either a strict “no smoking”, a smoking or a restricted smoking - designated areas only, then guests must abide by the rules.
- Rules documented in your listing.
- Have them written in your on site folder/information package for guests
- communicate information ( re smoking) on check in
- have signage supporting your chosen requirements
I am strict “no smoking” in or near the buildings for health & hygiene. I state:
“ To maintain a fresh and healthy environment, this is a strict non-smoking premise. This includes e-cigarettes. The openness of elevated houses causes cigarette smoke/vapour to drift. If you feel a need to smoke, there is one spot in the far corner of the yard that has been made available for use.”
( I use small stickers with “no smoking symbols” and “thank you for not smoking” on entry doors and patio areas. I have 2 seats under a tree with a home made sign attached, “smokers corner”. I leave an outside enclosed ash tray under one of the seats.)
For Australia, for my premises, I also have:
”No parties or events, no illegal activity or inappropriate anti-social behaviour.
- Authorities and Airbnb will be contacted for your removal.”