On September 1, 2021 the University of Windsor joined a growing number of post-secondary institutions that have recently become smoke-free. According to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society (2020), over 95 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 University understands that the move to become a smoke-free campus will be a significant change for some students, staff and faculty. Our goal during the transition is to inform, build awareness, enhance understanding and work together to create a healthier campus for all. Supports will be available to individuals who may wish to quit smoking as well as to those who may need help to cope with the change.
The Smoke-Free Campus policy includes some exemptions, including burning of the traditional and sacred medicines that are part of Indigenous cultural and spiritual practices.
How a Smoke-Free Campus Contributes to Building a Healthy Community
Creates a safer working and learning environment
Supports healthy living
Protects future generations
Builds awareness and education
Improves our environment
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