Five hundred portable containers bearing the legend 'Don't make Nottingham an ashtray' are being sent to managers for distribution to staff who want to smoke before and after work and in lunch breaks away from the workplace.
Smoke Free Nottinghamshire has supported the Council in developing its smoking policy. Spokesperson Christine Harvey says: 'The City Council has taken a local lead in campaigning for smoke-free workplaces and imposed a total ban on lighting up during working hours since the beginning of this year. At the same time employees who want to quit smoking have been offered a variety of programmes to support them.
'We now look forward to working with the Council and the local stop smoking service, New Leaf, to support other workplaces developing similar policies.'