In July 2007, legal restrictions on smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places came into force in England. This followed similar legislation in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Further Information


Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity with a range of research and resource links on smoking issues on their website.

The following websites support people and businesses dealing with the implications of the smoking ban in different parts of the UK: Ash ScotlandSmoking Ban Wales and Space to Breath for Northern Ireland.

Smokefree is a public health campaign set up by Public Health England to provide advice on kicking the smoking habit.

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