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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

Who writes your articles?
Can I guest blog/use your content on my own site?
What are Smoke Spot venues?
How can I find a venue nearby?
How can I find a venue when I'm out and about?
Why can't I see any venues on the map?
What do I do if I've discovered some wrong information?
Who can add venues and events?
I've added a venue or event and it's not appearing on the site
Why can't I log in?
How can I complain about another user?
How do I enter your competitions?
Who are the people behind Smoke Spots?

 

Who writes your articles?

We have a small editorial team who look after our articles and the content on the site. They are constantly on the look out for interesting places and new locations and venues to talk about so if you have any suggestions for features you would like to see on the site, let us know!

Can I guest blog/use your content on my own site?

We would love to talk to other bloggers, so please get in touch for a chat on the contact us page.

What are Smoke Spot venues?

Venues are locations where you can enjoy a cigarette. These include all sorts of venues, such as pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and cafés. A blue mark on the map tells you where there are smoking areas. You can add a new venue at any time. Also on the map, you’ll see places where you can buy your cigarettes or tobacco, so you’ll never be caught short.

How can I find a venue nearby?

It’s really easy: you simply enter the location that you want to search for. The listings and map will then go to the location you entered and show you all the venues that match your search. You can also refine your search even further using the filters.

How can I find a venue when I'm out and about?

Simple: go to www.smoke-spots.co.uk using your phone or tablet to access our mobile friendly Smoke Spots site.

Why can't I see any venues on the map?

It’s possible that a venue just can’t be found from your search. If this happens, try again with a new keyword or less filters. There is also the chance that the venue you are searching for isn’t in our database yet. So why not add it!

What do I do if I've discovered some wrong information?

Our venue information comes from our users or from our own research, so if you see something that’s not quite right, please let us know! On the venue or event page you’ll see a link to “Report error or abuse”. This is where you can tell us if some information is wrong, or report that someone is being inappropriate on the site. We’ll take a look and where necessary change the information or remove it.

Who can add venues and events?

Whilst our editorial team add venues and events as they find them, we rely on our users to share the places they have been to or know about. Anyone can add a venue or event as long as they are a registered user on the site.

I've added a venue or event and it's not appearing on the site

Firstly, thanks for adding to our database! Our editorial team check all submissions before they go live on the site, to ensure they are not duplicates, the data is as complete as it’s needed to be and that the content is appropriate. As long as it meets this criteria, you should see your addition on the site in a few days. You’ll be emailed once your submission has been reviewed and we’ll let you know whether it was accepted or not.

Why can't I log in?

Have you forgotten your password? Then simply ask for a new password by clicking on “Forgot password”. If you’ve entered your username and password correctly, then the problem can only lie with your cookies. Please check your browser settings and activate your cookies if necessary.

How can I complain about another user?

If you’ve seen someone is giving false information, is writing questionable or even insulting comments or posting inappropriate pictures, you can let our editors know about this. Simply send us a message via any of the “Report error or abuse” links and we’ll take a look.

How do I enter your competitions?

Competitions are open to our registered users only and can be found on the competition page of our site. Each competition has its own criteria for entry so check out the details on the relevant page.

Who are the people behind Smoke Spots?

Smoke Spots is owned by Imperial Tobacco Group PLC. This site (www.smoke-spots.co.uk) provides factual information to support restaurant/pub owners and smokers and is not promotional of Imperial Tobacco products.