Plastic Fabrication of High Quality No Smoking Signage

It was during his epic adventures of discovery throughout the West Indies over 500 years ago that Christopher Columbus first happened upon the indigenous people of Cuba and their use of tobacco. This, perhaps fateful encounter, was to lead to the introduction of tobacco to the civilized world, where the substance grew in popularity, especially the smoking of tobacco whether it be in a pipe, cigar or the most popular vehicle for tobacco inhalation, the cigarette.

The popularity of smoking tobacco was to reach its peak during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50s, when it was considered fashionable and chic, aided by seemingly ‘cool’ advertisements and glamorous film stars, the latter of which were rarely seen poised without a cigarette between their lips, all oblivious to the damaging effects the chemically loaded drug contained.

However, the tobacco bubble was about to burst as, through medical and scientific advancements, tobacco was proven to be harmful to health, with the heavy threat of addiction likely for all partaking in ‘a smoke’, to the life limiting diseases such as lung cancer and emphysema. Soon, the general public were being encouraged to give up smoking or, better still, not take up the habit at all.

One of the biggest steps of modern times in reducing tobacco addiction and usage came into effect in July of 2007, when smoking was banned by law in any enclosed premises or vehicles open to the public. This included all retail outlets from high street chains to local grocery stores, pubs and nightclubs, buses and trains, restaurants and also places of work. It was hoped that this move in law would not only encourage smokers to give up, but would also protect non-smokers from smoke polluted air prevalent in public spaces.

In support of this ban, such businesses and spaces are required by law to display ‘no-smoking’ signage at the entrance of the premises, where it is easily visible by any persons entering. Any persons flouting the law can be subject to a fine from anywhere between £50 to £1,000.

Complying with the law need not be at great expense however. ‘No smoking’ signs are manufactured using high quality plastic using leading plastic fabrication techniques to produce a strong, aesthetically pleasing piece of signage that is light in weight and easy to display. Who knows, the legacy of Christopher Columbus’s tobacco findings may one day be totally extinguished?