The smokefree law (The Health Act 2006) came into force in England on 1 July 2007, requiring virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces to be smokefree by law.
Smokefree legislation (The Health Act 2006)
A Smokefree England will ensure a healthier environment, so everyone can socialise, relax, travel, shop and work free from secondhand smoke.
Virtually all enclosed and substantially enclosed public places and workplaces in England must now be smokefree. This includes offices, factories, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, membership clubs, theatres, bingo halls, shopping centres, schools, hospitals, public transport and work vehicles that are used by more than one person.