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Smokefree Pavement Licences

Jun 2023
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Briefing for councils on the evidence for imposing a local condition to require seating to be 100% smokefree.

July 2023

The Local Government Association has reiterated their support for 100% smokefree pavement licences stating that:

  • It will set a level playing field for hospitality venues across the country, ensure outdoor drinking and dining is a family friendly environment and have the added public health benefit of protecting people from unwanted second-hand smoke.
  • Prohibiting smoking in an area where a pavement licence has been granted will also make the legislation clearer for businesses and easier for licensing authorities to enforce.

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