Ryedale District Council

Smoking ban

It is illegal for anyone to smoke in an enclosed public place and within the workplace.

It is illegal for anyone to smoke in an enclosed public place and within the workplace. This ensures that everyone can use most facilities without suffering the negative effects of second-hand smoke

Virtually all workplaces and substantially enclosed public areas in England are smoke-free by law. This includes offices, factories, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, membership clubs, public transport and work vehicles that are used by more than one person. The law meant that indoor workplace smoking rooms disappeared, anyone wanting to smoke has to go outside instead.

Those who do not comply with the law will be liable to a fine or prosecution.

The NHS can help and support businesses that would like to support their employees and individuals who want to give up smoking by offering the following free quitting services:

  • Visit NHS Choices online for help and advice
  • Ask at your local GP practice, pharmacy or hospital

For further information and advice email Health and Environment or telephone 01653 600666.


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Download this file (Smokefree_ businesses.pdf)Smokefree - what it means for business273 kB11-2013
Download this file (Smokefree_what_it_means_for_food_businesses.pdf)Smokefree - what it means for food businesses271 kB11-2013
Download this file (Smokefree_what_ it_ means_for_you_and_me pdf.pdf)Smokefree - what it means for you and me272 kB11-2013

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