On 1 July 2007, England implemented the Health Act 2006 which made virtually all indoor public places and work places, including work vehicles smoke-free.
The implications of the Act are wide-ranging and locally every business in Eden is affected by it.
Exemptions are limited and relate primarily to private dwellings, designated bedrooms in hotels and specified areas in residential accommodation, such as prisons and care homes.
The legislation is designed to protect workers and members of the public from the serious health risks of second hand smoke. As a result, people working in bars, restaurants, pubs and other workplaces will enjoy breathing fresher and cleaner air.
Smoking is permitted in shelters and outdoor areas that are not enclosed or substantially enclosed.
Smokefree section of the NHS choices website has lots of information to help you stop smoking including a NHS free smoking helpline 0800 022 4 332.
A Stop Smoking Service is run by Cumbria Partnership NHS, for an appointment telephone 01900 324222.
For further information:
Contact: Food, Health and Safety Team
Telephone: 01768 212491
Fax: 01768 890372
Contact: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG