Manchester City Council

Environmental problems Smoke

Smokefree

It is against the law to smoke in virtually all 'enclosed' and 'substantially enclosed' public places and workplaces. The smokefree law was introduced to protect employees and the public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

It is an offence to:

  • smoke in a smokefree place or vehicle;
  • not display appropriate no smoking signage in a smokefree place or vehicle;
  • allow smoking in a smokefree place or vehicle.

If you are aware of a premises where smoking is being permitted illegally then report it.

What is an enclosed and substantially enclosed premise

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. 

For help and advice on giving up smoking contact Manchester Stop Smoking Service

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