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Smokefree guidance

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4. Smoking shelters

It is not a legal obligation for an employer or business to provide a smoking shelter.

If a smoking shelter is provided, consideration must be given to the location with regard to possible noise, light and smell nuisance.

It must be at least 50% open sided to avoid the shelter becoming substantially enclosed. This may need planning permission, or if the premises are licensed, a change to the licensing conditions.