From Monday 17 July 2017 we’re rolling out a smoking policy across the park, designed to promote access to spaces with fresh air.
We estimate 80% of staff on Quorum Business Park are non-smokers.
We want to create a working environment that is comfortable and enjoyable for everyone.
From July 2017 staff will only be permitted to smoke cigarettes in their designated smoking shelters along with a smoking shelter due for installation at Quorum Retail.
Smoking of cigarettes will not be permitted anywhere else across the business park.
Vaping is permitted across the park but we have set up a number of Fresh Air Zones where alongside the smoking restrictions already in place, vaping will not be permitted.
Fresh Air Zones.
View the Smoking Map with fresh Air Zones in more detail here.
In February 2017 a study was carried out by researchers from a number of institutions, including University College London, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (both in the US). Funding was provided by Cancer Research UK.
The study concluded that Long-term vaping ‘far safer than smoking’
In response to this NHS England now considers Switching to Vaping to be a ‘effective method of Tobacco Reduction’ therefore when deciding how to proceed with the topic of vaping, we decided to encourage the switch from cigarettes to vaping and have therefore decided to have more relaxed restrictions on vaping.
View the policy in full here: Quorum Smoke Free Policy July 2017 (002)