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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Contents
Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: consultation
Summary of Consultation Questions

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Summary of Consultation Questions

Do you support the proposals that:

1. the distance from hospital buildings which will form the perimeter of the no-smoking area outside a hospital building should be 15 metres;

2. the perimeter should be measured from the outside wall of a building and include all land or area under any canopy or overhang even where those extend beyond 15 metres;

3. the wording and dimensions of no smoking notices should be as described at question three of this consultation;

4. no specific hospital or type of hospital should be exempted from the definition of “hospital” in the Act;

5. no smoking areas will only apply to buildings used wholly or partly as a hospital;

6. public footpaths, cycle paths and footways should be considered hospital grounds for the purposes of establishing no-smoking areas outside the doorways of hospital buildings, and that the size of the grounds would extend up to 15 metres from the centre of doorways;

7. the use of NVPs should be allowed as an alternative to smoking on hospital grounds but not within the no-smoking area outside hospital buildings?

In addition, we ask you to consider any potentially positive or negative impacts these proposals may have on equalities for people in Scotland.


Contact

Email: tobaccocontrolteam@gov.scot