Smoking in public places
The ban on smoking in enclosed public places, workplaces and work vehicles, including public transport, came into force at 6am, April 2, 2007.
The new law will protect workers and the general public from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke.
The legislation prohibits smoking in public places or workplaces if these are wholly or substantially enclosed, including rooms previously designated as ‘smoking rooms’.
If you are involved in the day to day running of a business (e.g. the business proprietor, manager, designated premises supervisor), it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the legislation.
Enforcement of the ban is being carried out by authorised officers of Anglesey County Council’s Environmental Services Department including officers from Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing.
Some businesses are considering providing an external ‘smoking shelter’ to provide some protection from the elements for customers/employees who go outside in order to smoke.
The ban on smoking in public places also applies to any vehicle which is primarily used for work purposes.
If you see someone smoking in a smoke free premises and would like to report the matter, or alternatively if you require advice on any aspect of the smoking ban legislation, please contact the Environmental Health Section.
Implementing the ban may lead to other issues arising in relation to your business.