In the two weeks since the Smoke-Free Campus Policy came into effect on Sept. 1, the focus has been on raising awareness and public education, says Marcela Ciampa, director of organizational development and training in the Department of Human Resources.
“The aim of our policy is to create a safer and healthier environment for working and learning,” she says. “These policies are proven to contribute to building a healthy community by reducing smoking and vaping prevalence and the adverse effects of second-hand smoke, vaping, and tobacco use.”
The University of Windsor will today join more than 95 Canadian post-secondary institutions that have made their campuses entirely smoke-free.
Rita LaCivita, Vice-President, Human Resources, says protecting the health and safety of the campus community is a top priority.
“We know the health implications associated with smoking and second-hand smoke, so today’s move to an entirely smoke-free campus environment is a vital step forward in the University of Windsor’s efforts to provide an environment that better protects the health of our entire campus community.”