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.