The Smoke Free Regulations

The government have produced five individual sets of specific regulations. These sets are what make up and explain the detail behind the Smoke Free legislation that was put in place on July 1st 2007.

The official guide to the Smoke Free law was produced by the government who sent out copies of this to all businesses who at that time were currently actively trading and registered at Companies House. This guidance pack included everything that business owners and employers needed to know in order to ensure that they and their employees adhered to the legislation.

Included in the pack were signage examples, a smoke free policy which could be used to forge a business’ own policy specific to their environment and more.

The resource section of this website offers a wealth of information on both the legislative guidance and the required signage.

Website Links to OPSI (Office of Public Sector Information) Regarding Smoke Free Legislation

  1. These regulations clearly define what enclosed and substantially enclosed means in terms of effectively classifying or identifying an area as smoke free. These regulations also clarify which bodies hold the responsibility for Smoke Free law enforcement.
    Click to read the Smoke Free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulation 2006 (takes you to a new window).
  2. This information explains the exemptions to the Smoke Free legislation with regards to which premises and vehicles do not legally have to be smoke free.
    Full information may be found here via the Smoke Free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (this link will open in a new window).
  3. Clear information regarding the fines and penalties individuals, owners, businesses and employers face for non-compliance with the Smoke Free law may be found via the Smoke Free (Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations of 2007 (page opens in a new window).
  4. These particular regulations explain what the responsibilities regarding the Smoke Free law are on those who are vehicle operators. Read more (in a new window) via the Smoke Free (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations 2007.

It is important to ensure that the correct smoke free signage is in place. Full information on this may be found in the Smoke Free (Signs) Regulations 2007 (information opens in a new window)