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Smoke free work places

Smoke free legislation has been in effect since 1 July 2007, which has made virtually all indoor public places and work places smoke free, including work vehicles. The legislation is designed to protect workers and members of the public from the serious health risks of second hand smoke.

No smoking sign

It follows the successful implementation of smoke free legislation in several countries including Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. For guidance on how it will affect your business see smoke free legislation guidance to businesses.

The legislation is designed to protect workers and members of the public from the serious health risks of second hand smoke. As a result, people working in bars, restaurants, pubs and other workplaces will enjoy breathing fresh air.

There are bound to be lots of questions raised about how it's all going to affect you. Please look at smoke free questions and answers which might answer some of your questions.

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Smoke Free England Information Line - 0800 169 1697.

Smoke Free England provides you with information about the new legislation and lets you know how you can play an important part in creating a smoke free England.

The NHS Smoking Helpline is 0800 169 0169.

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