Smoke Free

Smoke Free Daventry

Smoking in public places has been prohibited since 1st July 2007 and this means that the majority of enclosed and substantially enclosed public places and workplaces, including vehicles used for work, must be Smokefree by law.

Three offences are associated with this legislation:

  • Smoking in a Smokefree place or vehicle
  • Not displaying appropriate no smoking signage in a Smokefree place or vehicle
  • Allowing smoking in a Smokefree place or vehicle

Some workplaces may be exempt from this legislation so please check the legislation website for details of exemptions.


Definition of enclosed and substantially enclosed

Premises are considered 'enclosed' if they have a ceiling or roof and (except for doors, windows or passageways) are wholly enclosed either on a permanent or temporary basis.

Premises are considered 'substantially enclosed' if they have a ceiling or roof, but have an opening in the walls, which is less than half the total area of the walls. The area of the opening does not include doors, windows or any other fittings that can be opened or shut.

Businesses and organisations should contact the Public Protection Team if they require further guidance on whether their premises are 'enclosed' or 'substantially enclosed'.

What can you do

Information, including resources, such as signage for businesses and members of the public are also available from the Health Improvement Team. 

There is a national hot line: 0800 587 1667 to enable people to provide information about Smokefree premises or vehicles which are not complying with the legislation. 

If you are aware of a premise where smoking is being permitted illegally, please contact us and we will investigate the complaint.


What we can do

As part of their duties, officers will visit premises to ensure they comply with the legislation and will investigate any premises subject to a complaint.


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