Questions and answers

Do you have to provide a smoking area at work?

Do you have to provide a smoking area at work?

Legally, an employer does not need to provide a designated smoking area. The law concerning smoke-free workplaces bans smoking in all enclosed workplaces and public places that are enclosed or substantially enclosed (with some exemptions).

What are the smoking laws in NSW?

Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in all enclosed public areas and certain outdoor public areas, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016. These bans protect people from harmful second-hand tobacco smoke. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

Can my employer stop me smoking outside premises?

If they own the premises, yes, they can ask people not to smoke or stand on their property. If people are congregating on a public pavement to smoke, they also have a legal duty not to litter so must dispose of their cigarette ends and matches responsibly. …

What is a smoke-free policy?

The primary purpose of smokefree laws and policies is to protect people who do not smoke from secondhand smoke. 1. However, smokefree laws can also motivate and help tobacco users quit and prevent initiation of tobacco use.

Can I smoke outside my workplace?

A copy of Section 6404.5 is attached with this Fact Sheet. General Provision “No employer shall knowingly or intentionally permit, and no person shall engage in, the smoking of tobacco products in an enclosed space at a place of employment.” Air from the smoking area is exhausted directly outside.

What have communities done to protect the rights of nonsmokers?

Protect Local Control Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is the leading national lobbying organization (501 (c) 4) dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.

Are smokers protected under ADA?

Even though smokers are not expressly protected under any federal statutes regarding employment rights, there is an argument — although not a compelling one — that individuals suffering from nicotine addiction are disabled and therefore entitled to protection from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities …

What is smoke free policy at State Library of NSW?

Smoke-Free Workplace Policy Smokefree workplace policy v1.0 2015-12-08 4/5. 6. Procedures 6.1 Smoking Areas The Library requires all its workers who wish to smoke to move away from the building precinct and its surrounds. Workers & clients are not permitted to smoke within four metres of an entrance to the building or the café.

Are there restrictions on smoking in the workplace?

The SA guide states that “to prevent smoke drifting into the buildings, workplaces can include restrictions on smoking near entrances in their smoke-free policy,” which is a formal document addressing smoking in the workplace.

Is it illegal to smoke at work in NSW?

The guide states that smoking is also prohibited in work vehicles when they are used by more than one employee. In NSW, smoking is banned within four metres of a public building (eg not residential) – including professional, trade and commercial businesses.

How does the smoke free health care policy work?

At least three days supply of NRT for patients who smoke on discharge and a referral to their GP for subsidised NRT A smoke-free environment for all to enjoy. Abiding by the smoke-free health care policy by not smoking in NSW buildings, grounds and cars