Smoking

Smoking ban

Smoking is not allowed in our buildings or grounds.

The ban on smoking in public places, launched across Scotland on 26th March 2006, makes it illegal to smoke in any public place that is fully or substantially enclosed. This includes NHS buildings and areas on NHS property, such as covered walkways and doorway entrances.

Anyone found smoking in an area covered by the ban faces a £50 fine.

NHS Lothian’s Tobacco Policy includes other areas near NHS Lothian buildings where smoking is banned. These include NHS Lothian grounds and areas near entrances, doorways and windows.

If you need help to stop smoking, FREE advice is available from SMOKELINE - 0800 84 84 84 - or from your local pharmacist or GP.

For details of stop smoking support, visit our stop smoking section.

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011