About no-smoking signage

No-smoking signage in smoke-free premises

The legislation requires those responsible for smoke-free premises to display at least one no-smoking sign in a prominent position at each public entrance.

This sign must:

  • be a flat, rectangular sign that is not less than 148 millimetres by 210 millimetres;
  • bear the international no-smoking symbol (in full colour) at least 75 millimetres in diameter;
  • contain, in characters that can be easily read, the following words: ‘No smoking. It is against the law to smoke in these premises’.

On the sign, the words ‘these premises’ may be replaced by words referring to the particular smoke-free premises, for example, ‘this hotel’.

A no-smoking sign that displays the international no-smoking symbol (in full colour) is the minimum requirement at entrances to smoke-free premises which:

  • are located within other smoke-free premises (for example, a shop within an indoor shopping centre); or
  • are for staff only (providing that the premises displays at least one rectangular sign).

To download PDF files of the no-smoking signage click on the links below:

Rectangular sign (148mm x 210mm)

A4 poster

Rectangular Sign (Irish translation)

No-smoking signage in smoke-free vehicles

The legislation requires those responsible for a smoke-free vehicle to display a no-smoking sign in each compartment. These no-smoking signs must display the international no-smoking symbol in full colour and at least 75mm in diameter.

To download a PDF file of the no-smoking signage for vehicles click on the link below:

No-smoking vehicle sign

Additional supplies of the signage and guidance will also be available free of charge by contacting your district council’s environmental health department.

Use the links below for more information on the smoke-free legislation:

Smoke-free legislation guidance document in English or Irish.

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