Smoking Ban Smoking in all enclosed / indoor public places and workplaces in the UK is illegal. Anyone caught smoking in a prohibited area is liable for a fine of £50 (£30 if paid within 15 days). Failure to pay would result in a fine of £200 and a criminal record. Local Authority Environmental Health Departments are responsible for enforcing the smoking ban. The Practice displays ‘No Smoking’ notices, which conform to the legislation. Smoke alarms are fitted in public areas and toilets (to discourage illegal smoking) Patients found smoking will be requested to leave. Where difficulties arise, the police will be called without delay and without challenging the offender further Patients repeating the offence will be removed from the practice list Electronic cigarettes must not be used on practice premises, as they emit a nicotine vapour If you would like help to stop smoking you can find further information on our Stop smoking services page.