A healthier England from July 1st 2007

On July 1st 2007, England introduced a new law to make virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England smokefree. A smokefree England ensures a healthier environment, so everyone can socialise, relax, travel, shop and work free from secondhand smoke.

This website provides you with information about the legislation and lets you know how you can play an important part in maintaining a smokefree England.
Members of the public who wish to report a breach of the new law should call 0800 587 1667.
More about compliance

England is now Smokefree
One Year Report
Read about compliance levels, public and businesses' experience of 'Smokefree England - One Year On' and a study of the health impact of smokefree law.

More information
What do I do for a smokefree England?
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England, you've done us proud - Caroline Flint, Former Min. of Public Health
Guidance and no-smoking signage
From 1st October 2007 it became illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18.