Smokefree premises legislation
Virtually all indoor workplaces, work vehicles and public spaces in England have been smokefree since 1 July 2007. The legislation was introduced to protect employees and members of the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.
We have adopted a light-touch approach to enforcing the legislation, however fines for non-compliance can be given for:
Reporting smoking in a smokefree area
Contact the district council using our online form or Tel: 01993 861060
Signs for business premises
Businesses must display the correct 'No Smoking' signs in accordance with the new legislation.
No smoking signs must meet the following criteria:
Download our fact sheets:
Giving up smoking
For advice on giving up smoking, every surgery and health centre in Oxfordshire has smoking cessation advisors trained by the Oxfordshire NHS Smoking Advice Service. Call 01865 226663 or visit the Smoke Free Oxfordshire website.
If the fact sheets above do not answer your query, or if you would like further information, please make a:
For specific advice about a planning issue, e.g. smoking shelters, please contact:
For general enquiries about the regulations, please call the free national advice line 0800 169 1697.
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