From 1 July 2007 virtually all enclosed public places, workplaces and work vehicles in England became smokefree.

This includes:

  • cafes and restaurants
  • shopping centres
  • railway stations
  • bus shelters (if they are more than 50 per cent enclosed)

A smokefree England means a healthier environment so everyone can socialise, relax, travel, shop and work without breathing second hand smoke.

Smoking in a smokefree place is an offence under the Health Act 2006, and our enforcement officers can issue on the spot fines to anyone they witness doing so.