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Drop in for smokefree advice

Businesses and employees can find out all they need to know about the new Smokefree law at an open day in Moreton-in-Marsh next week.

Cotswold District Council will be holding the event at the Moreton Area Centre, in the High Street, next Wednesday (June 13th) from 10am to 6pm.

Employers and individuals will be able to drop in at any time during the day to get free information, advice and signage relating to the new law which requires all enclosed public spaces in England to be smokefree from Sunday, 1st July.

People will no longer be allowed to smoke in offices, factories, shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and membership clubs across England when the new law comes into force. The legislation also affects public transport - including cabs, private hire taxis and work vehicles that are used by more than one person.

Council officers will be available next Wednesday to provide help and advice on many issues surrounding the new law, including:

* What the new laws require
* Provision of smoking shelters
* Licensing conditions
* Waste management
* How to support your staff to stop smoking

The Council’s Public Protection Manager, Kate Bishop , said: “While we are required to enforce the law, we want to work with businesses to help them comply, so our initial approach will focus on education.”

Anyone who cannot make the event can receive more information from Smokefree England at www.smokefreeengland.co.uk or on 0800 1691697 or by contacting the District Council at www.cotswold.gov.uk or on 01285 623000.

Help is available for those who want to stop smoking from the Gloucestershire Smoking Advice Service at www.stopsmokingsupportglos.org.uk or on 08454 220040.

Posted : 05/06/2007 17:12:25

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