• International Workplace
  • 13 April 2007

New practical guidance on the 2007 smoking ban

From 1 July 2007 it will be illegal to smoke or to permit smoking in any workplace or public place in the UK, with England being the last jurisdiction to fall under the regulations. If you employ any staff or offer services to any members of the public the Guide to Smoking Ban 2007 will prove essential reading to ensure compliance.

Written by Angela Philip, a barrister at Eversheds, this guide is designed to explain the many complex aspects of the smoking ban, and suggest ways in which employers, premises managers and service providers can keep in line with the legislation. Written in Workplace Law’s jargon-free, plain-English style, this downloadable guide is an indispensable resource for all those affected by the ban.

The ban on smoking under the Health Act 2006 is one of the most comprehensive anywhere in the world. It imposes obligations on businesses to take action to implement the ban and creates criminal offences for those who choose to ignore the legislation.

The ban will now apply to all workplaces, public places, work vehicles, public transport, pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafés, shopping centres and offices. Lessons learnt from other jurisdictions have proved that preparation is the key.

This guide explains the legislation, providing you with everything that you need to know to ensure that your business is smoking ban-compliant, including practical advice on how to prepare for the ban, with guidance on signage, smoking shelters and no-smoking policies.

Key questions answered:

  • What types of shelter are permissible under the regulations?
  • How much and what type of signage is it compulsory to display?
  • Are there any exemptions to the ban?
  • How will the ban be enforced?
  • Who will be responsible for smoking-related litter?
  • What are the regulations concerning private and company vehicles?

How to purchase

The Guide to Smoking Ban 2007 is available to order online  at £39.99 + VAT, and to download immediately. (The guide is only available as an electronic download.)

Members of the Workplace Law Network, BIFM, FMA and RICS can save 10% on the normal rate, with a price of just £35.99.

Please call us on 0870 777 8881 to order today or click here» to order your copy online. You will receive confirmation electronically of your order.

Please quote ref. 2889 when placing your order.

About the author

Angela Philip is a Barrister at Eversheds, specialising in corporate criminal defence of companies and individuals charged with regulatory offences.

Her expertise lies in the areas of Health and Safety law, public nuisance, food law, road traffic and licensing.

Angela has been actively involved advising clients in relation to new legislation, including the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and the Smoking Ban 2007. Angela was called to the Bar in July 2003 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Publication data
Guide to Smoking Ban 2007

ISBN: 978-1-905766-19-2
Pages: 46
Author: Angela Philip
Price: £39.99/35.99 + VAT(discounted members' rate)
Publication date: 11 April 2007