With a few exceptions, smoking is prohibited in public places and workplaces to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke.

This includes vehicles used for work purposes where others may be affected by second hand smoke, including taxis, public transport, and delivery vehicles.

Many employers have their own policies and prohibitions in the workplace that go beyond legal requirements to protect non-smokers and encourage those who smoke to consider quitting.

Smoking shelters and smoking litter

If you are thinking of putting up a smoking shelter for staff and/or customers outside your business, you may require planning and/or building regulations approval. Similarly if you are a licensed premises under the Licensing Act 2003, you may also need to apply to vary your licence to accommodate such a shelter. Similarly, if you are thinking of providing wall mounted ashtrays or similar receptacles to prevent smoking related litter accumulating outside your premises you may also require planning consent.

For advice on quitting smoking call Hastings and Rother Stop Smoking Service 01424 457153

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