From Brighton & Hove City Council –
We want your views on whether we should extend smokefree spaces in the city.
Smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and premature death in the United Kingdom, accounting for over 80,000 deaths a year.
Workplaces and substantially enclosed public areas in England have been smokefree by law since July 2007.
This means that it is against the law to tobacco smoke in the indoor parts of places such as pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants, lunchrooms, membership clubs and shopping centres.
Tobacco smoking in cars carrying children will also be banned on the 1st October 2015.
This survey will help the Council understand public opinion on Tobacco smoking and whether it should be extended to outdoor public areas.
The Council already have a voluntary ban on smoking in children’s play areas.
The results of this survey will be reported to the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board later in the year, so that a decision can be made on extending smokefree areas and the possible design of the scheme.