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Companies have to close smoking areas

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Does your company have a designated smoking area? You will have to close it. The government wants all smoking areas in office buildings to be closed.

As of 1 July 2021, all smoking areas in public buildings have to be shut. From 1 January 2022, the same applies to smoking areas in office buildings. That means that from 1 January 2022 onwards, all buildings in the Netherlands that provide (health)care, culture, sports or education and all government buildings will be completely smoke-free.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs who have a smoking area in their office building

When?

This change in law is expected to come into force on 1 January 2022.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

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