"SMOKE-FREE BARS, CLUBS, HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Guidelines for Bar and Waiting Staff
From 6am on 26 March 2006 smoking is not permitted in enclosed* public places, including bars, hotels, all types of clubs, cafes and restaurants.
Proprietors cannot permit customers or members to smoke in these premises.
If they do they will be liable to a fixed penalty fine of £200.
Second-hand smoke kills and causes lung cancer, heart disease and respiratory illnesses in adults and a variety of conditions in children.
There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, so ventilation is not a solution.
If someone breaks the law
1. Draw their attention to the 'No Smoking' signs.
2. Advise them that smoking is prohibited by law and politely ask them to stop smoking.
3. Advise them of any place where smoking is permitted such as beer gardens or shelters.
4. Refuse service to anyone who continues to smoke and ask them to leave.
5. If a customer refuses to leave, follow usual procedures for dealing with anti-social behaviour.
6. If threatened, seek assistance of the Police. Do not put yourself in danger.
SMOKING IN THESE PREMISES IS AGAINST THE LAW
*Premises which has a roof and walls on more than 50% of its perimeter."