Nightshift workers at the Scottish outlets of supermarket chain Morrisons will be forced to go without a cigarette during 10-hour shifts when new anti-smoking measures come into force on Sunday.
Once the Scottish Executive’s ban starts on 26 March, internal smoking rooms will be banned. Under company regulations, nightworkers cannot leave the premises during the hours when the store is closed.
The company said it would help their workers to quit the habit by offering free nicotine patches as well as other products.
No terms and conditions of employment were affected by the new legislation.