In the Winter 2021 the University of Windsor will join a growing number of post-secondary institutions that have recently become smoke-free. According to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society (2018), more than 65 Canadian universities and colleges have become 100% smoke-free. Becoming a smoke-free campus (tobacco, cannabis and vaping) is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to foster a healthy and safe learning and working environment for all.
The process to becoming a smoke-free campus provdes the University an opportunity to enhance awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco use, cannabis use and vaping, and connect the campus community to resources. Being a smoke-free campus can make it easier for individuals to resist and/or quit smoking.
Over the month of March, students, faculty and staff were invited to participate in discussion boards and an online survey to gather the information needed to shape the Smoke-Free Campus policy and implementation strategies. Select the boxes below for updates.