NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde patients, visitors and staff will no longer face second-hand smoke at our hospital sites, as Scottish Government nation-wide ban comes into effect from today (Monday 5 September).
The new legislation, which is part of the Scottish Government’s plan to create a tobacco free Scotland by 2034, means anyone found lighting up within 15 metres of a hospital building could face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or a fine of up to £1,000 if the case goes to court.
The new law will apply to NHS hospital settings across the country and includes a ban on lighting up beneath overhanging structures.
More information on no smoking zones can be found here.
Anyone looking for advice on giving up smoking can contact the NHS QuitYourWay Helpline on: 0800 84 84 84.