Regulations state that smoking is illegal within public places and work places if these are wholly enclosed or substantially enclosed.

The smoking ban (in force in England since 1 July 2007) affects public premises including workplaces and work vehicles.

The law applies to staff, customers and visitors. It is the legal responsibility of whoever controls or manages smoke-free premises and vehicles to prevent people smoking in them.

Report illegal smoking

If you wish to report illegal smoking, please contact us.

Offences we can investigate include:

  • smoking in a smoke-free place
  • failing to display the required 'no smoking' signs
  • failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place

Further information is also available on the Smoke free England website.

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