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Nottingham social club to pay over £1,600 for allowing smoking inside

A social club has been successfully prosecuted by Nottingham City Council for allowing people to smoke inside the premises.  

 

Despite a previous warning to managers at the Anatolian Social, in Alfreton Road, from Environmental Health officers, customers were found to be smoking inside which is contrary to the Health Act 2006 requiring premises to be smoke-free. 

 

Oruc Kiral, aged 61, of Nottingham, was found guilty in his absence at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 29 May of the following offences:

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  • Being the person who controls or is concerned in the management of smoke-free premises, failed to cause a person to stop smoking: contrary to section 8(1) and section 8(7) of the Health Act 2006
  • Smoking in a smoke-free premises: contrary to section 7(2) and section 7(6) of the Health Act 2006

 

Mr Kiral was fined £860 for the two offences, with a victim surcharge of £344. Costs of £405.34 were also awarded, bringing the total amount payable to £1,609.34.

 

Paul Dales, Environmental Health Manager at Nottingham City Council, said: “We all have the right to enter buildings without breathing in other people’s tobacco smoke and this was made very clear in the changes to the smoking legislation in 2006. 

 

“These rules have been in place for almost two decades now. Premises know they must operate within the law to protect staff and customers from the public health risks of second-hand tobacco smoke.

 

“Business owners can expect periodic visits from council officers to check their compliance and, where we find smoking legislation being breached, we will seek prosecutions as part of our role to protect the public.

 

“It is, however, important to make clear that while smoke-free legislation across Nottingham is routinely monitored, compliance is generally excellent and prosecutions of this type are a rarity.”


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