Campaign Banner - No Smoking Perimeter - V2 - Sept 2022

No Smoking Perimeter Campaign Update

New Explainer Video and translated/accessible leaflet versions now available.

On 5 September 2022, it became an offence for anyone to smoke, or knowingly permit smoking, within 15 metres of a hospital building. This includes awnings, canopies or any other over hanging structure. The new legislation supports the request not to smoke on hospital grounds by introducing fixed penalties and fines for those smoking within 15 metres of a hospital building.

This update includes:

  • An explainer video that outlines the law to the public and what this means for them
  • The A5 leaflet in additional languages and formats (Arabic, BSL, Gaelic, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Urdu, Audio and Easy Read)

As a reminder, the following assets are also available via the campaign resource centre:

  • Hospital staff facing posters
  • Public facing posters and leaflet
  • Social statics
  • Social post copy
  • Appointment/correspondence with patients copy
  • News release draft

How you can help:

  • Like and follow Healthier Scotland’s Twitter and Facebook pages and share posts where relevant
  • Share the social statics across your social channels
  • Circulate the information to your audiences and across intranets, newsletters and websites