Smoking in the workplace

Nottingham City Council is committed to supporting local businesses to reduce the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco use.

Smokefree Legislation

Since 1 July 2007, all workplaces and enclosed public places within Nottingham have a legal obligation to be smoke free. This legislation has been introduced to reduce the harmful effect that second hand smoke has on the health of the population. See Smokefree England for more information on the smokefree legislation.This includes the downloads:

'Gold Standard' Smoking Policies

Nottingham City Council is encouraging all Nottingham businesses to implement 'Gold Standard' smoking policies. These policies go a step further than Smokefree legislation, such as not allowing employees to smoke during working hours, not allowing illegal tobacco to be sold on your premises or restricting the use of e-cigarettes. A 'Gold Standard' policy can result in reduced sickness absence plus increased productivity for your organisation.

Help to Stop Smoking

Nottingham's NHS Stop Smoking Service, New Leaf, can provide free support and advice on how to quit smoking. They run clinics in over 70 locations across Nottingham and their trained advisors will be able to tailor a quit package to your specific needs. Contact New Leaf on 0800 561 2121 for support to stop smoking.

For more information on any of these issues please contact the Smokefree Nottingham Team on 0115 876 3954 or smokefreenottingham@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

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