Smoking cigarette on a balcony handrail

Newspaper report about H&F ‘smoking policy’ is simply untrue

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has never had a policy about employees smoking at home. The recent newspaper report is categorically untrue.

Kensington and Chelsea Council did have such a policy, which they introduced in 2015. H&F Council had a contract with K&C (as it does with many service providers) to undertake work on our behalf. And K&C's management of their staff is solely a matter for them. We have since ended that contract.

While we would always advise people against smoking, we would never instruct people about smoking in their own homes. For more information read how you can give up smoking.