Smoking Control

Passive smoking kills. The evidence is now irrefutable. The smoke-free legislation will significantly reduce exposure to second-hand smoke by prohibiting smoking in the majority of enclosed public places. But it also provides the opportunity for smokers to cut down or stop smoking; the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to grow up with less pressure to smoke, and less likelihood of dying early; and for public premises, the opportunity to transform our national health and to reduce our health inequalities. We must all work together in our local communities to maximise the benefits which this opportunity brings. Those in the public services and in the caring professions have a vested interest in the smooth implementation of the smoke-free legislation and in making the law work by displaying no smoking signage. Those working in the NHS, local authorities and other care service providers are invited, where possible, to go further than the legislation, working towards comprehensive smoke-free policies with the provision of cessation advice and support to those who wish to quit smoking. In adult care homes and residential psychiatric hospitals and units designated smoking areas can be established as long as certain criteria are met. Adult hospices are also permitted exemptions. However, there is no legal obligation on the proprietors of these premises to provide designated areas for smoking, if they do not wish to do so.

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