Smoke Free South Bucks
South Bucks is renowned for its protected green belt, open spaces and quality of life. This quality of environment will now extend to enclosed venues, due to forthcoming legislation, ensuring that all enclosed public places will become smoke free by summer 2007.
South Bucks District Council in partnership with local NHS colleagues, all other District Council's in Buckinghamshire and the Stop Smoking Service are committed to helping all workplaces in South Bucks become smoke free. As a result they have produced a simple step-by-step information leaflet for employers to guide their business and employees towards smoke freedom. Click on the following link to view the leaflet.
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An employee who smokes can cost a business an extra £2000-£3000 (GOSE 2005) per year due to sickness and smoking breaks. The smoke free legislation is anti-smoking not anti- smoker and the leaflet provides employers with advice as to how to support staff that smoke.
For more information or for a copy of the Smoke Free Workplaces leaflet please contact either the Health Promotion Officer or the Environmental Health Department at South Bucks District Council on 01895 837264.
Hospitality venues, particularly pubs and restaurants, may also receive a leaflet from a visiting Environmental Health Officer.
Please click below to access smoke free information and to view The Health Act 2006.
For more information please contact Environmental Health: