On 1 July 2007, indoor public places and workplaces went smoke-free.
The new laws have made it illegal to light up in places such as shops and offices, factories and warehouses, pubs and clubs, cafés and restaurants. At work, smoking inside has become a thing of the past, and indoor smoking rooms is no longer allowed, so anyone wishing to smoke must now go outside instead. Smoking on public transport and in work vehicles used by more than one person is also prohibited.
Thurrock's population has a comparatively high incidence of smoking-related diseases. By complying with the regulations, employers and businesses can protect staff and visitors to their buildings from harmful tobacco smoke.
Thurrock Council's Environmental Health Service and the PCT have worked to make the transition to 'Going Smoke Free' as easy as possible whilst also promoting local support services for staff and others who want to stop smoking.
For more information contact:
Environmental Health & Trading Standards Services
South West Essex Primary Care Trust
Stop Smoking Service
Purfleet Care Centre
Tank Hill Road
For more information or to find out whether your local pharmacist offers Stop Smoking support, please call us on 01375 406411 or email email@example.com.