The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force on 26th March 2006 at 6am. Smoking is no longer be permitted in most wholly and substantially enclosed public places in Scotland. This guide was published in March 2006 and updated in June 2006.
This page provides a guide to sources of information on Scotland’s smoke-free legislation.
Information and guidance on the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.
Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005
Provides access to the full text of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.
Clearing the air
This Scottish Executive website provides public information on Scotland’s smoke-free legislation.
Helping you to get your business or organisation ready for the new law on smoking
Published by the Scottish Executive, this brochure provides guidance for businesses on how they can prepare to comply with Scotland’s smoke-free legislation.
Smoke-free policy template
Sample smoke-free policy for a business by the Scottish Executive.
Background information relating to smoke-free legislation in Scotland
Smoke-free success: ASH Scotland presents the Scottish experience (pdf, 1.16MB)
This report highlights the success of the legislation in terms of its impact on the health of our nation, compliance, and the consequences for industry, as well as discussing how communication and coalition has helped defeat the tobacco industry which has continually tried to undermine the legislation.
International review of the health and economic impact of the regulation of smoking in public places. Summary Report.
Published by NHS Health Scotland in 2005, this report examines the likely impact of restrictions on smoking in public places in a Scottish context. This summary report is 28 pages long.
Passive smoking and associated causes of death in adults in Scotland
Published by NHS Health Scotland in 2005, this report estimates the number of deaths from the major smoking-related causes of death in Scottish adults that can be attributed to passive smoking.