Air pollution

Smoking and Smoke Free Zones

Since July 2007 virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in the whole of the United Kingdom have smoke free legislation in place, making it the biggest jurisdiction in the world (by population) to have legally-enforced protection from second-hand smoke.

A smoke free England will ensure a healthier environment, so everyone can socialise, relax, travel, shop and work free from second-hand smoke.

Through the Choosing Health White Paper on public health, the government set out a clear strategy to tackle smoking and its effects on health. The Health Act, or smokefree legislation, that was passed by Parliament in 2006 has made almost all enclosed public places and workplaces smoke free.

What is meant by smoking?

The law prohibits smoking any substance, including tobacco, such as:

  • manufactured cigarettes
  • hand-rolled cigarettes
  • pipes
  • cigars
  • herbs
  • water/shisha pipes 

If you would like to report a breach in the above smoking restrictions, please use the online form.

Report a breach in smoking restrictions here

View aerial photos of designated smoke free zones in Sutton Council buildings and locations (these are all shown in GIF format) below:

Note: The list is not exhaustive and may be added to from time to time.

Sutton Council buildings not listed will still be subject to the general rule that visitors are not allowed to smoke nearby.