As you are all probably aware I am running an ePetition to ban smoking on all NHS sites.
I contacted Environment Health about 2 occasions of people smoking at the front entrance under the canopy. They said they couldn't do anything as it didn't fall within the >=50% enclosed rule. What's going wrong? - smoking allowed at the hospital entrance door, but not at a smoking club!
I mentioned (to EH) I was starting an ePetition to ban smoking on NHS sites and was told that its legal to smoke on NHS sites - outside buildings- as long as the above rule isn't breached. There you have it, smokers can smoke just about anywhere outside buildings on NHS sites and legally they can't do anything about it.
Are the EH in my area correct?
They don't want the press to find out and I was asked not to go to them as there could be a major problem with smokers on NHS sites.
Any opinions welcome.