It is an offence to smoke in 'no-smoking premises'?
They include premises like:
- sports centres
- work vehicles, including taxis and private hire vehicles
These premises are no-smoking premises if they are wholly or substantially enclosed. What these premises have in common is that they all fall into one of the following four broad categories of premises, namely those:
- to which the public or a section of the public has access
- which are being used wholly or mainly as a place of work by persons who are employees
- which are being used by and for the purposes of a club or other unincorporated association or
- which are being used wholly or mainly for the provision of education, health or care services
Are there any exemptions to the law?
Only a few exemptions to the law have been made, mainly on humanitarian grounds. The exemptions are:
- residential accommodation
- designated rooms in adult care homes
- adult hospices
- designated rooms in psychiatric hospitals and units
- designated hotel bedrooms
- designated detention or interview rooms
- designated rooms in offender accommodation premises
- offshore installations
- private vehicles
- certain laboratory rooms and
- submarines and refuelling vessels
Nothing in the law, however, obliges an employer or manager of exempted premises to permit smoking or to provide a smoking area.
Contact us on the details provided for any further information.
For more information contactSmoking Ban Enforcement
Tel: 08451 55 00 22 Contact Smoking Ban Enforcement online
By Post: Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT