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It is against the law for anyone to smoke in any private vehicle if children, under 18, are present.
Drivers and passengers in any vehicle which is wholly or partly enclosed by a roof, and whether it is on private land or in a public place.
No, you cannot smoke even with the windows, doors or sunroof open, whether moving or stationary.
Yes, if the roof is fully open. No, if the roof is closed.
If a seventeen year old driver is the only person, under 18, in the car then they do not commit an offence under this law, if they smoke.
People cannot smoke in a motorhome when it is being used as a vehicle on the public highway. However, if the motorhome is parked and being used as a residence, you do not commit an offence under this law if you smoke when children are present.
No, electronic smoking devices are not covered by the smokefree legislation.
It is an offence:
These are criminal offences so anyone can be prosecuted in a Magistrates Court.
An authorised officer may decide that they will serve a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50, for either smoking or failing to prevent smoking.
There is no fixed penalty for the offence of obstruction and it is likely you will be charged with obstruction as well as the original offence.
It is likely that Police will undertake the majority of the enforcement for this legislation, they can be contacted on 101 or 01772 614444.
However the Environmental Health Department can enforce this legislation too.
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