What does the law say about smoking?
On the 1st of July 2007 s.(2) and s.(7) of the Health Act 2006 was enforced, making it an actionable illegal offence for individuals to smoke in any enclosed premises. This legislation was implemented in an attempt to ensure the protection of employees and the public from the harmful effects of second hand smoke.
Smoking is becoming increasingly less fashionable. As a result, many argue the smoking ban should have been implemented sooner, given that an increasing number of the public regard smokers as having a voluntary choice in the matter. It is without a doubt, that smoking is harder to do now than it has ever been before.
It is not surprising in the context of this anti-smoking era, that a market promoting safer and more health conscious alternatives is upcoming, especially when the true lucrativeness of the tobacco industry is taken into consideration. [Read more…]