Is smoking worth the risk: Quit or face fines

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With the risk of a £200 fine for smoking in a ‘smoke free’ public place there has never been a better time to quit.

To mark No Smoking Day in England yesterday three groups in the county came together to make quitting easier.

Smokefree Lincolnshire, Linconshire Fire and Rescue and Phoenix Stop Smoking Service are giving away a free workplace toolkit for businesses.

It’s been six years since England went smoke free. If you are caught in a smoke free zone commiting the act you could face a fine of up to £200 and businesses found not enforcing the law in the work place could face a hefty £2,500 charge.

Now there is talk of extending the smoke free regulation to prevent smoking in cars with children and restricting the sale of cigarettes to over 18s.

The workplace toolkit is available at www.lincoln shire.gov.uk