Effective from 1st January 2019
The following policy has been adopted by the 'Iceni Partnership' to take all possible steps to protect employees and visitors to Swaffham Community Centre from second hand smoke exposure from cigarettes, vaping and other smoking devices and to comply with legislative requirements.
1. From 1st January 2019 smoking is prohibited within 5 metres of Iceni Partnership premises and surrounding grounds, including the car park. This applies to employees, contractors and visitors.
2. This policy covers all substances that a person can smoke, including manufactured cigarettes, hand rolled cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and herbal cigarettes. With regard to current published evidence about electronic cigarettes (also known as vapes) and to minimise the potential for confusion, this policy also prohibits any type of electronic cigarette in the same areas where smoking is banned.