17.2% of the UK population smoke*, equating to approximately 11 million people or one in 6 of us.
Although a massive decline on the figures of 1974 when around 46%** of the population smoked, businesses still need to continue to ensure that health and safety considerations for smoking on their premises remain a top priority for the comfort and safety of employees, patrons and visitors.
Creating a safer environment
An improperly discarded cigarette stub can quickly become a fire hazard, which is why correct disposal is so important.
A simple way to reduce this risk is to provide employees or customers with a designated area where they can smoke and then safely dispose of ash and cigarette butts in purpose designed bins.
Additional safeguards can be added in the form of smoke dampening devices such as SmokeGuard™.
A selection of Glasdon cigarette bins feature SmokeGuard™ to effectively minimise the risk of a fire propagating throughout the receptacle as well as reducing the amount of smoke released.
Creating a cleaner and more effective smoking area
Choosing the correct receptacle is key to keeping the area clean.
Wall mounted ashtrays are the perfect choice for outside a pub or restaurant. These can also be attached to posts inside Glasdon smoking shelters.
Free standing bins such as the Ashguard SG® are ideal for a dedicated smoking area in a place of employment.
Alternatively, multi-purpose bins such as the popular Integro™ City are also available. It combines a 35 litre litter bin with a smoking bin, which is an ideal solution for outside the entrances to public buildings and receptions.
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