Airbnb hosts rent their homes to guests as an alternative to traditional hospitality settings. Airbnb venues are not uniformly regulated for allowing smoking or requiring fire-safety amenities. This study quantified the reported prevalence of fire-safety amenities in 413,339 Airbnb venues that allow smoking in 43 cities in 17 countries. Proportions of host-reported smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and those that allow smoking were calculated. Across the entire sample 9.3% (n = 38,525) allowed smoking. An overall evaluation of those venues shows that 46% (n = 17,569) had smoke detectors compared to 64% of the 374,814 venues that do not allow smoking, a statistically significant difference (X2 = 5277 p < 0.01). A similar difference is found between venues that allow smoking and had CO alarms (19%, n = 7176) and the 33% of venues that prohibit smoking (X2 = 3442, p < 0.01). Among this sample, most Airbnb venues that allow smoking are less likely to have safety amenities.
- Carbon monoxide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health