Smoking warnings go unheaded

The UK's small businesses are risking their livelihoods due to the irresponsible disposal of smokers' materials, according to research by Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA). The insurer estimates that out of nearly two and a half million small businesses that allow smoking on their premises, over half take no greater precaution than providing an ashtray.

Latest figures show that in 2002, over 2,000 businesses suffered a fire that had been caused by the inadequate disposal of smokers' materials.


Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected].

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Age account, please register now.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: