Our Smoke-Free Policy
It is the Policy of CONUSG BED AND BREAKFAST that all of our BEDROOMS and OTHER PUBLIC and PRIVATE AREAS are SMOKE-FREE. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS INCLUDES ALL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.
This Policy applies to all Employees, Consultants, Contractors, Customers and Visitors. This Policy came into effect 1st June 2012, amended to include e-cigarettes from 1st January 2016. This Policy has been developed to ensure compliance with the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and to protect all employees, service users, customers and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke.
The Owner and all other Guests have a right to be in a Smoke-Free environment. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST SMOKE TOBACCO OR E-CIGARETTES, THEN PLEASE GO OUT INTO THE GARDEN AREA, AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.
Overall responsibility for Policy Implementation rests with the Proprietor of Conusg Bed and Breakfast. ‘No Smoking’ signs are clearly displayed in and around the premises. All employees, consultants, contractors, customers and visitors are obliged to adhere to the Policy.
Failure to comply with the smoking law in Scotland is a criminal offence. Any Guest refusing to cease smoking on the premises will be asked to leave, with immediate effect, and a Report may be made to the appropriate authorities. Those who do not comply are liable to a fixed penalty fine and possible criminal prosecution.
The Proprietor could be fined a fixed penalty of £200 for allowing others to smoke on these premises. Individuals may be fined a fixed penalty of £50 for smoking on these premises. Refusal to pay, or failure to pay, may result in prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500.
Conusg Bed and Breakfast reserves the right to charge an ADDITIONAL £50 Penalty to the account of Guests found to have been smoking either tobacco or e-cigarettes in our rooms to cover the cost of fumigation of bedding, carpets and other furnishings.