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Ban on smoking in the workplace in Ireland.
Since 29th March, 2004 the Irish Government has implemented a ban smoking in public places in Ireland. This means that with effect from that date (29 March 2004) smoking is illegal in enclosed places in Ireland. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, hotels, guesthouse and B&B bedrooms, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans). The ban is being introduced as part of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, 2002 (Section 47) Regulations 2003.
We respectfully request all our guests to comply with this legislation.
Any person found guilty of breaching the ban on smoking in the places mentioned above may be subject to a fine up to 3,000 euro. The owner, manager or person in charge of the workplace is legally responsible for ensuring that the ban on smoking in the workplace and public areas is complied with.
Just under 25% of the Irish population smoke and the purpose of this ban is to offer protection to employees and the public who are exposed to the harmful and toxic effects of tobacco smoke in the workplace. Smoking has been identified as a major cause of heart disease and a significant contributor to lung cancer in Ireland.
Enforcement of the smoking ban
Inspections to ensure that the ban on smoking in the workplace is being implemented will be undertaken by Environmental Health Officers employed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) Areas. In addition, inspections will be carried out by Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority. The traditional workplace locations visited by the Health and Safety Authority will have to comply with the new smoke-free measures requirements, as part of their general compliance with health and safety requirements.
Officers from HSE Areas and the Office of Tobacco Control will ensure that smoke-free measures are undertaken in workplaces connected with the food and hospitality sector.