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What are businesses responsibilities with regards to smoking? Businesses must: make sure people don’t smoke in enclosed work premises or shared vehicles display ‘no smoking’ signs in all workplaces and vehicles. In Wales these must be bilingual signs. This legislation is enforced by local authorities, rather than the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or employment tribunals. However, health and safety legislation does require employees to reduce the risk to the health of their employees from second hand smoking to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. The HSE suggests businesses comply with this by doing the following: Have a