England to Go Smoke-Free
Posted by Craig on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
In 100 days, a smoke-free England will be a reality.

England's Public Health Minister Caroline Flint says:

"On 1 July, all enclosed public places and workplaces will become smokefree, a measure supported by the majority of people in this country. The new law will protect everyone from the harm of secondhand smoke at work and in public places, and will save lives.

"We are now entering an important period, when all businesses should start preparing for compliance. They should be removing all smoking rooms and start putting up no smoking signs. We are confident that with the support being provided by the Department of Health and by local councils, everyone should be ready in time.

"A snapshot survey carried out by the Department shows that more than three-quarters of businesses are aware of the legislation. This is an encouraging picture, but obviously we need to ensure every business understands what actions they will need to take ahead of 1 July and has the support they need.

"To help businesses prepare, we will be sending out guidance and no smoking signs to every business with employees in England, some 1.7 million, during April; while local councils will also be providing support and advice about smokefree law."

A Department of Public Health Survey shows:

  • 74% of the overall population support the legislation

  • 77% of all businesses are aware of the legislation

  • 65% of the population say that the legislation will not affect how often they go to the pub, and 15% of the overall population say they will go more often

  • 75% of the overall population believe that going smokefree will have a positive effect on health

No Comments
Leave a Comment
Name (required)
Email (required)
  Notify me of updates
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Please enter the code in the field below.

* Sign Up For Monthly Newsletter to Receive Special Discount *

Air Pollution Masks Allergies Asthma Allergy Bedding Allergy Armor Peanut Allergy Bedbugs Dust Mites Seasonal Allergy Steam Cleaners Humidity Control Mold Mold Prevention Pet Allergies Allergy Pillows Austin Air Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation Soy Allergy Allergy Research Allergy Study Tree Nut Allergy Food Allergies Eczema Mattresses Organic Blanket Miele Vacuums Pet Dander Dyson Pet Hair Humidifiers Dehumidifiers IQAir Ladybug Danby VOC's IAQ Blueair Smog Wildfires Electrolux SEBO AllerAir Cigarette Smoke Sinusitis Sulfates Achoo Newsletter Vacuum Cleaners Air Purifiers Valentine's Day Reliable Steam Mop Aprilaire Dri-Eaz Air-O-Swiss Humidity Pollen Count HEPA Filter Allergy Relief Anaphylaxis Auto Injector Winter Allergies Allergy Friendly Allergy Mask Pollen Mattress Pad Memory Foam New Product Fleas Atlanta How To FAQ Video Nebulizer Formaldehyde Toulene Achoo Promotion Ozone FDA Furnace Filter Ogallala Bedding MCS Hypoallergenic Down Tobacco Smoke Whirlpool ragweed Asthma Drug RZ Mask Organic Bedding Respro Better Sleep Immunotherapy Genetically Modified Environmental Control Sunscreen Vanicream BPA Phthalates Feminine Health Ask An Allergist Stadler Form Crane Humidifiers Antimicrobial COPD Recipes EcoDiscoveries Baby Allergy Products Santa Fe Dehumidifiers Vaping SLIT Vogmask Holidays Sensitive Skin Microbes Role AirPura Amaircare
Shop Items On Sale At