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 will come into force on 1 January 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO