The Smokefree Legislation came into force throughout England on 1 July 2007. The legislation applies to virtually all enclosed and substantially enclosed public places, workplaces and public and work vehicles.
An enclosed premises has a ceiling or roof and is wholly enclosed excluding windows and doors. This can either be on a temporary or permanent basis.
Premises will be considered substantially enclosed if they have a ceiling or roof, and the openings in the walls are less than half the total area of the walls.
A roof includes any fixed or moveable structure or device, e.g. retractable canvas awning, capable of covering all or part of the premises.
Listed below are a few of the premises/vehicles that the Smokefree legislation applies to:
- Betting Shops
The law requires vehicles to be Smokefree at all times if they are used:
- To transport members of the public
- In the course of paid or voluntary work by more than one person - regardless of whether they are in the vehicle at the same time
- Failure to display minimum no smoking signs: issue fixed penalty notice of £200 (or £150 if paid within 15 days)- or prosecute resulting in a fine up to £1000
- Smoking in a no-smoking place: issue fixed penalty notice of £50 (£30 if paid within 15 days) - or prosecute resulting in a fine up to £200
- Failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place:prosecution resulting in a fine up to £2500