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The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 is a piece of legislation enacted in Northern Ireland, aimed at regulating smoking in public places. Its primary purpose is to protect public health by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and promoting a healthier environment.
The order establishes strict requirements regarding smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces. It prohibites smoking in various indoor areas, including pubs, restaurants, offices, and public transportation, among others. Additionally, it mandates the display of no-smoking signs in designated areas.
The Smoking Order 2006 applies to a wide range of establishments and public spaces. This includes all enclosed public places and workplaces, encompassing businesses, hospitality venues, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and public transport. The legislation aims to create a smoke-free environment for all individuals, whether they were employees, customers, or visitors to these premises.
Overall, the Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 plays a crucial role in safeguarding public health by significantly restricting smoking in enclosed public places, ultimately benefiting the well-being of the population in Northern Ireland.
The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 establishes specific evidence requirements to ensure compliance with the smoking regulations in Northern Ireland. These evidence requirements are crucial for enforcing the legislation effectively. Here is a summary of the key evidence requirements outlined in the order:
Overall, these evidence requirements were designed to provide a framework for businesses and authorities to monitor and demonstrate compliance with The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. By maintaining proper documentation and procedures, establishments could ensure they were meeting the legal obligations outlined in the legislation.
The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 include certain exemptions where smoking was allowed in specific circumstances or locations. These exemptions are limited and subject to certain conditions. Here are some of the key exemptions outlined in the order:
It's important to note that these exemptions are subject to specific conditions and were generally limited to situations where it is deemed necessary or essential. Additionally, some of these exemptions, like designated smoking rooms, have specific requirements that needed to be met in order to qualify for the exemption.
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