Publication - Consultation paper

Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: consultation

Published: 9 Oct 2019

A consultation on the size of no-smoking areas outside hospital buildings, the wording on no-smoking notices and whether specific areas of land or specific buildings should be exempted.The law establishing no-smoking areas and providing for offences and penalties is already in place.

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Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: consultation
Section 2 - No-smoking notices

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Section 2 - No-smoking notices

It is proposed that the Regulations should prescribe two different types of notice warning people of the existence of the statutory no-smoking area. The Act stipulates that these notices must state that it is an offence to smoke in the no-smoking area outside a hospital building or knowingly to permit smoking there.

The first type of notice would be placed at the entrance to hospital grounds and measure one metre square. The second type of notice would be A3 size and be placed at the entrances to hospital buildings. However, we will also encourage hospitals to display this size of notice at different strategic locations on or near hospital buildings. The grounds notices would include the wording:

“It is an offence to smoke or knowingly permit smoking in the no-smoking area outside a hospital building.

“No smoking areas extend up to 15 metres around affected buildings and include all areas under canopies or other overhangs on those buildings.

“Penalties and fines apply.

“If you observe someone smoking in the no smoking area, a complaint may be made to a member of hospital staff.”

Question 3 Do you support the proposal to set the wording and dimensions of no smoking notices as described above?
Please tick one Yes No Don’t Know
If you have any comments on the proposed wording and dimensions please record those here.

Contact

Email: tobaccocontrolteam@gov.scot