Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed workplace, public building or on public transport in the UK.
Penalty for smoking in the workplace
Workers can be fined up to £50.
What businesses must do
- make sure people don’t smoke in enclosed work premises or shared vehicles
- display ‘no smoking’ signs in all workplaces and vehicles
Fines and penalties
There is a fixed penalty fine of £200. If fine is not paid, it goes up to £2,500.
Driving for a living
Smoking is not allowed in any work vehicle that more than one person uses, like:
- goods vehicles used by more than one driver
- company cars used by more than one employee
Workers can smoke in a company car that only they use (if the employer agrees).
Residential care homes
Residential care homes and hospices can offer individual smoking rooms - for residents only.
The room must be well ventilated and smoke must not get into other rooms.